16-114-01 Mindful Self-Compassion (starts Sept 18)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Sun, Sep 18 2016 1:30 PM EST Sun, Dec 4 2016 4:30 PM EST

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
The 9-week program explores typical responses as difficulties arise. Participants will befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and 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 teacher.

Mindful Self-Compassion Sundays
Orientation & Interview: September 18, 2016 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sessions: September 25 - December 4, 2016* |1:30pm - 4:30pm
* November 13th session (4-hour Silent Retreat) begins an hour earlier | 12:30pm - 4:30pm
* Skips October 9th & October 30th

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Carmena Room, 180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8


Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Please register at least one week in advance of the course/workshop date you wish to attend. Registration is limited. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Fee: $575 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.
  • If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please check the profession of the non-physician faculty for this program (see above), and confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8