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  • Last Call to Join Pilot MSC Teachers’ Practicum

    If you’re an MSC Teacher-in-Training but have yet to teach your first group, this is a wonderful opportunity to immerse in the detail of the entire 8-week program in a supportive learning environment before taking the course out into the wider world. Participants learn together to meet the inevitable bumps and surprises of teaching MSC while held safely by experienced senior teachers and in the company of fellow Teachers-in-Training.

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  • Making the Invisible Visible: Using Art to Deepen MSC Practice

    Art is a valuable tool in expressing preverbal ideas that may otherwise remain trapped in the body. Here, Helga Luger-Schreiner inspires us to consider art as a tool when making contact with our own bodies, feelings, and emotion, allowing us to not only express unsaid truths, but also to appreciate ourselves for our creativity.

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  • Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals

    Six years in the making, a comprehensive textbook describing the MSC program is now available.

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  • Stellar Additions to the CMSC Board of Directors

    CMSC would like to welcome new board members, Rainer Beltzner and Randolph Oudemans and thank outgoing board member, Joy Huang, for her service.

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  • Do You Remember?

    Self-compassion doesn’t come to life in the land of concepts. It breathes in the unchartered and uncomfortable expanse of living, especially during difficult moments of life. My practice is to remember—pause, breathe, love. As it turns out, when teaching self-compassion to others, I don’t have to know what to say or say the right thing. My job is to open my heart, which opens a door. The rest is not up to me. The door is a portal and often, courageous souls walk through. 

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  • “I Can’t Fix This, But I Can Love You.”

    As teachers of MSC, our own embodiment serves as a living model for those whom we teach. In this article, Beth Mulligan shares a touching narrative written by one of her participants as his deep practice in retreat made way for his own inner ally to emerge. 

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