MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable you (and your clients) to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s a skill that provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
Through talks, exercises, meditation, discussion, poetry, and short films this program shows you how to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the science of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Manage caregiver fatigue
Teach self-compassion exercises to clients
This program is open to helping professionals and anyone wishing to bring more self-compassion into their life.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.
A 1/2 day introduction to the research and skills involve in building inner resiliency. Research has been exploding the last ten years showing a strong link between mindfulness and self-compassion and less negative emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, stress, depression) and, at the same time, the strong development of more positive emotions (relationship satisfaction, healthier lifestyle behaviours, increased happiness and overall wellbeing.
9 Day MSC Intensive Mexican Retreat will offer three hours of Mindful Self-Compassion Training each day as developed by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. K. Neff and The Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion. A half day silent retreat will be offered on Day 6 of the retreat.
In a beautiful oceanside setting, there will also be time each day for yoga, swimming, rest, relaxation, exploring or creative pursuits with our resident artist Johanne Galipeau. The final evening together will feature a Lantern Making Class and closing ritual by the sea. This course is for anyone wanting to learn or deepen mindfulness and self-compassion skills and qualifies as one of the prerequisites for the MSC Teacher Training.