Live Online MSC Core Skills Training  -  Dr Kristin Neff & Dr Chris Germer

Live Online MSC Core Skills Training - Dr Kristin Neff & Dr Chris Germer

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4 Online sessions: 15th, 19th, 22nd & 26th July 2020. Time: 4.00-7.00pm BST (UK)

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Sussex Mindfulness Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion, is delighted to offer an online Mindful Self-Compassion event, as part of the "Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion World Tour"

This workshop is a 4-session, online introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). MSC is an empirically-supported training based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. The curriculum has been steadily refined since 2010 and taught to over 100,000 people worldwide.

The event will include 4 x online sessions (Wednesday 15th July, Sunday 19th July, Wednesday 22nd July and Sunday 26th July) between 4.00 - 7.00pm UK time. There will also be additional support available between sessions from experienced MSC teachers. A more detailed programme will be available nearer the time.

This event will be run on Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to access this online event, just a laptop or computer with internet access and a webcam. Once signed up for the event, a link will be sent out to all participants.

This workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the key practices and exercises of the 8-week programme, from the comfort of your home, taught by the developers of the MSC programme.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives and is particularly relevant during these difficult times.

The 4 sessions will be recorded and will be available to view by participants for 2 weeks after the event.

As this Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) core skills training program is delivered by the Center for Mindful Self-compassion, registration on the programme is on the understanding that delegates accept their terms and conditions which are available to read at the bottom of this page. Please follow this link to complete your registration.

Ticket price: £240 UK (equivalent to $300 US)

There is a discount available for delegates who had previously booked a ticket for the now cancelled face to face 2020 July Event.

Please note that US CEU's will not be issued for this event. However, an attendance certificate will be sent to all participants.


Chris and Kristin have two new books out. Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals and The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

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Kristin Neff, PhD, received her doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion” (2011). Kristin’s work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today. She offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide, and has developed an eight-week program to help people learn to be more self-compassionate in daily life.

Information on self-compassion - including videos, guided meditations, exercises, research articles, and a way to test your own self-compassion level – is available at Kristin Neff's website:

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Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer (along with Kristin Neff, PhD) and popular teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion program.

Dr. Germer is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy.

Dr. Germer gives lectures and workshops on mindfulness and compassion around the world and has a private psychotherapy practice in Massachusetts, USA specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy.

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Please follow this link to complete your registration.

Waiver of Liability

• I voluntarily agree to participate in activities of the online Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Core Skills Training program. I hereby assume all risks of injury to me and my property that may be sustained in connection with activities undertaken while participating in the online MSC Core Skills Training program.

• I agree to hold Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC), teachers, self-compassion mentors, facilitators, assistants of any kind harmless against all claims of loss, injury or damage.

• I understand that the teachers, self-compassion mentors, facilitators and assistants are not expected or able to provide medical and/or psychological care.

• I agree that, in the event a teacher, self-compassion mentor, facilitator, or assistant determines that I need professional medical or psychological attention, the teacher, self-compassion mentor, facilitator, or assistant has the authority and sole discretion to contact 911 or other emergency services if it is possible to do so.

• Any costs incurred for health services are my responsibility and not the responsibility of the teachers, self-compassion mentors, facilitators, or assistants.

• I further understand that participation in the online MSC Core Skills Training programs is at the discretion of the teachers, self-compassion mentors, facilitators and assistants at all times. If, in the opinion of the teachers, self-compassion mentors, facilitators, or assistants I am unable to continue to participate productively in the course, I may be asked to discontinue it.

• If I am taking prescription medications of any kind and discontinue taking them during the program, this may be grounds to be asked to discontinue the program.

• I understand that the online MSC Core Skills Training is a compassion skills training program, not group therapy. Online MSC is designed to teach participants the tools needed to develop and cultivate a mindfulness and self-compassion practice. I understand that online MSC is not a substitute for mental health care, personal therapy or medical treatment of any kind.

• I understand that personal safety and emotional wellbeing are the foundation of self-compassion training and that I am primarily responsible for my own safety. I will not push myself to do anything that feels distressing or harmful. If I feel overwhelmed, I will stop what I am doing or slow down until I feel comfortable again. If I need to discuss a personal matter, I can consult with a teacher, self-compassion mentor, facilitator or assistant, but I understand that the opinions of others are not a substitute for caring for myself in the best way I know.

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