Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) 5 day intensive, Coffs Harbour NSW 13/4/19 till 17/4/19

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) 5 day intensive, Coffs Harbour NSW 13/4/19 till 17/4/19


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 13th of April 2019 till 17th April 2019.  He will be assisted by Lisa Brown, MSC teacher in training, psychologist, yoga and MBSR teacher. 

This course will aim to teach participants to:

  • Practice self-compassion, mindfulness and loving kindness in daily life
  • Understand, experientially, the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
  • Motivate oneself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with ease
  • Transform destructive emotional patterns and challenging relationships
  • Approach difficult relationships with equanimity
  • Practice the art of self-appreciation

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 (15/4/19) when we may finish a little later due to having an afternoon retreat and on Tuesday afternoon (16/4/19) 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 13/4/19  till Monday the 15/4/19 (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 13th of April till Wednesday 17th of April   2019

(3 day weekend option available)


Early Bird until 13/3/19,  3 Day-$400, 5 Day-$650

After 13/3/19, 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 April 2019

Download flyer hereMindful Self Compassion April Flyer (2)

For more information contact Karen Plumbe course coordinator Karen@connectionworksaustralia.com   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.  


Mindful Self Compassion five day intensive-Coffs Harbour, NSW




This is a non-residential event and lunch will not be provided. However, morning and afternoon teas will be and please provide dietary requirements below.

Fees for Coffs Harbour MSC

Early Bird until 13/3/19, 3 Day-$400, 5 Day-$650
After 13/3/19, 3 day -$450, 5 Day-$690




5% cancellation fee applies for any cancellations within 7 days prior to the intensive unless your place can be filled by another participant.