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 primarily intended to train people to teach the in-person 8-week MSC course, as teaching MSC online is a much more complex endeavor. However, due to the ongoing global crisis, we realize that opportunities for teaching in-person are very limited at this time. As such, CMSC is putting new provisions in place to enable new teachers to teach in an online format – this includes a supplementary 4-hour training to be completed after the Teacher Training Practicum, and additional supervision and support whilst teaching your first MSC course.
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.