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MSC Intensive in Niagara Falls 21–114–03

Start: Monday, July 20, 2020
At: Niagara Falls, Carmel Spiritual Retreat & Conference Centre 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Fee: $1250-$1950
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Rainer Beltzner Certified MSC Teacher

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

Daily Schedule
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

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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 and

Recommended readings:
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.