The full eight-session MSC curriculum can be experienced in an intensive format, five full days of training with a Certified MSC teacher who has completed additional MSC teacher training. As the name suggests, the MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential. Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.
MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.
Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 5-day intensive explores typical responses as difficulties arise.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR/MiCBT. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday August 6-10, 2017
Early Bird Fee: $799 (prior to May 15, 2018)
Regular Fee: $950 (after May 15, 2018)
Fees includes access to Gaia Wellness Retreat grounds, five days of daily vegetarian catered lunch, course handouts and guided meditations.
The MSC July 2018 Intensive will take place 40 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Time to take care of yourself with a week of mindful self compassion practice in nature at a beautiful location surrounded by a private lake and lush forest at Gaia Wellness Retreat.
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Kimberly Sogge Ph.D., C.Psych. Clinical Psychologist of Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology. Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.