CMSC is Happy to Announce a New Format for Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
To date, teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion has been offered as a 6-day residential intensive with groups from 30 to 60 trainees, typically with one teacher trainer per 14 trainees. This is a model that has worked well over the years and CMSC expects it to be the “gold standard” for MSC teacher training for the foreseeable future.
However, there are a number of factors that make an online Teacher Training potentially useful, especially under the current circumstances, but even beyond the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 crisis. A few of the features of this online, cohort-based model are:
Please Note: This teacher training is intended to train people to teach the in-person 8-week MSC course and, although it is offered online, does not qualify one to teach MSC online, which is a much more complex endeavor. CMSC reserves the right to be the sole provider of Live Online MSC courses and only Certified MSC Teachers may teach that program.
This pilot training is proposed to include the following elements:
MSC Trained Teacher Status:
This online training is the first step in a three-step process towards becoming a fully trained MSC teacher authorized to teach the 8-week MSC course. For more information about the MSC teacher training pathway, including pre-requisites and stages of training, please view this page on Becoming an MSC Teacher.
Training in an Online Format:
Online learning is not for everybody. Some people thrive in an online environment and others don’t. Everybody is different. Please ask yourself, honestly, if you feel you can be as present and embodied in the online environment as you might be when you are physically present with someone. In this teacher training, we will be providing multiple opportunities for trainees to interact with one another, even more than in the regular teacher training, but some people might have a deeper and more comfortable learning experience when they are with others in person. Kindly reflect on your own learning needs before applying for this training.