MSC Intensive in Niagara Falls 21–114–03
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. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.
Monday, July 20, 2020 – Friday, July 24, 2020
Check-In: July 20, 2020 | 11am
Departure: July 24, 2020 | 5pm
Group Sessions: 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
Group Meals: 8am breakfast, 12pm lunch, 5:30pm dinner
There is an evening session scheduled for the first day – Monday, July 20, 2020 | 7pm – 8pm
Plan on some informal early morning and evening activities during the week (to be scheduled).
Residential (includes tuition, private room, meals, snacks): $1950
Commuter (includes tuition, meals, snacks): $1250
Registration closes Sunday, July 12, 2020
Payment, cancellation and refund policies
To find out if your third-party insurance covers all or part of a therapeutic program, visit our About Insurance page.
Click here for more information about the venue
Strongly recommended reading:
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (available on Amazon.ca and Guilford.com)
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.