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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 5-day intensive or less intensive 8 sessions plus half day silent retreat, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC has been developed from the ground-breaking research of Kristen Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. The three key components of mindful self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety depression and stress as well as the maintenance of healthy habits.
The next MSC course taught by Malcolm will be in Coffs Harbour NSW from 29th of September till 3rd of October 2018. He will be assisted by Lisa Brown, MSC teacher in training, psychologist, yoga and MBSR teacher.
This course will aim to teach participants to:
MSC is suitable for anyone who wishes to cultivate these skills. Professionals from health and education often attend MSC courses, as this training is helpful to prevent burnout and enhance wellbeing.
MSC sessions include meditation training and practice, short talks, experiential exercises, small and large group discussion, optional mindful-compassion movement and home practices. This MSC intensive will involve eight 2.5 to 3 hour training sessions and one 3-4 hour silent retreat focused completely on individual practice. The morning sessions are scheduled from 9.30am till 12.30pm and the afternoon sessions, for the most part, will be 2pm till 5pm. There may be exceptions on Monday afternoon (1/10/18) when we may finish a little later due to having a retreat and on Tuesday afternoon (2/10/18) when the afternoon will be scheduled as free time. Though participation in the whole intensive is recommended, it will be possible to attend just Saturday 29/9/18 till Monday the 1/10/18 (3 days) with an option to complete the course at a later date. In addition, even though it is not normally part of MSC, on this intensive Lisa will be offering an optional yoga session from 8.00am till 9.00am every morning over the five days of this MSC intensive.
Over 5 days from Saturday 29th or September till Wednesday 3rd of October 2018
(3 day weekend option available)
Early Bird until 7/9/18, 3 Day-$400, 5 Day-$650
After 7/9/18, 3 day -$450, 5 Day-$690
Venue: Casuarina Steiner School, Gentle Street, Coffs Harbour
Download information sheet with more details here: MSC info sheet Coffs Harbour Oct 2018
Download flyer here: Mindful Self Compassion October Flyer
For more information contact Karen Plumbe course coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0416017372
When you complete the registration form below you will receive an email inviting you to also complete a confidential information form. This information will be read only by Malcolm and Lisa as a secure encrypted file. We ask you to complete the second form so that we can adequately care for your needs.