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Mindful Self-Compassion

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 has 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.

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 (MSC) teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher.

Timing
Eight weekly sessions plus a silent retreat
OR 5-day Intensive sessions

Participants Will Learn To
Befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The MSC program explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

Mindful Self-Compassion is an effective way to build self-awareness and mitigate suffering. Eileen and Rainer were knowledgeable, warm and compassionate leaders. They use their own experience to illustrate concepts, which made it safe to explore my own difficulties. Highly recommended.

Alison Arnot MD

Upcoming Courses

MSC in Downtown Toronto 20-114-09

Start: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Facilitator(s): Melissa Nigrini RP & Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW

MSC Intensive in Downtown Toronto 20-114-10

Start: Friday, January 31, 2020
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Rainer Beltzner Certified MSC Teacher

MSC in East Toronto 21-114-01

Start: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Facilitator(s): Christine Grace McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Rose Mina Munjee RP Trained MSC Teacher