CMSC is Pleased 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 as an alternative to in-person training. 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 has put provisions in place to enable new teachers to teach MSC online. CMSC now offers a supplementary 4-hour training to be completed after the Teacher Training Practicum, to prepare teachers to teach in this format.
This Live Online Teacher Training (LOTT) includes the following elements:
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
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.
UPCOMING COURSE START DATES
January 11-March 31 – Midnight UTC
with Steve Hickman and Tina Gibson
January 25-April 15 – 1730 UTC
with David Spound and Ali Lambie
March 11-June 1 – 0800 UTC
with Tina Gibson and Mila de Koning
March 16-June 3 – Midnight UTC
with Steve Hickman and Dawn MacDonald
April 2-June 21 – 1400 UTC
with David Spound and Mila de Koning
April 16-July 6 – 1900 UTC
with Steve Hickman, Anna Friis and
Registration is now open for all of the above LOTTs.