Mindful Self-Compassion Training 8 x Monday evenings & Optional Day-retreat
Mindful Self-Compassion Training 8 x Monday evenings & Optional Day-retreat

Mindful Self-Compassion Training 8 x Monday evenings & Optional Day-retreat

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The Kailash Studios & Centre

Complementary & Alternative Health Centre,

7 Newcourt Street

St. John's Wood, United Kingdom

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Compassion: 'The Heart Of Mindfulness'

Common-sense and common-humanity, aren't so common: Find out why and learn the tools for change.

~ Mindful Self-Compassion Training ~

Mindful Self-Compassion can tap into some of your greatest strengths and motivational forces.

  • This powerful combination of mindfulness and self-compassion (MSC) has been practiced in eastern traditions for thousands of years. Recent academic research confirms and explains it's mechanisms.

  • MSC aims to teach you how to access your resources and lead a more stress-free, confident and happier life, based on 'solid ground' rather than fragile self-esteem.

  • MSC is like a muscle that can be trained and a skill that aims to give you greater self-control, focus and happiness.

In this unique course you will learn from experienced, qualified instructors, powerful methods that will teach you the focus and power of mindfulness combined with the resilience and positivity of compassion, leading to improved work and personal relationships and stress reduction.

Training is in small groups of 16 participants maximum.

~Next 8 week course begins Monday 3rd 2016 

8 x consecutive Monday evenings from 6.15pm to 8:45pm 2016 including tea-break~

Optional weekend Retreat-day date on Sunday 6th November 2016 (exclusively for full-course participants only) from 10am to 3pm (buy a donation ticket) including a mindful and compassionate lunch-break and tea-break.  

Men are disproportionately underrepresented at MSC trainings and are encouraged to apply.

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What is Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)?

and how does MSC differ from Mindfulness?

MSC is Mindfulness and Compassion training, not just simply mindfulness training. 

The benefits of mindfulness bring us into a more present state where we are aware of what is happening within ourselves and around us.

MSC takes it a step further, and additionally teaches the core principles and skills that empower us with the tools and knowledge that enables participants to respond more effectively to difficult situations and emotions in their lives and with the same compassion that they would extend to a dear friend. 

MSC is an empirically supported, 8-week, training programme. Based on ground breaking research of Kristin Neff, PhD, and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, PhD.

MSC is personal journey that can be learnt by anyone.

Compassion is not so much only an emotion as also a desire or wish to remove suffering. It has an element of action within it.

Self-compassion is not self-pity nor self-indulgence in fact research shows it increase the compassion for others 'muscle' within us.

As Thupten Jinpa states, simply asking this question: "What's the more compassionate option here?" brings the mind into the present moment and trains the brain towards compassionate motivation as a default mode. 

Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed. ]We relate to ourselves and others in a more authentic way. 

Evidence-Based Lasting Benefits:

Latest research shows the proven benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) may safely and effectively improve health by; enhancing emotional wellbeing, building resilience, boosting happiness and reducing anxiety and depression and that these benefits are still sustained one year after the completion of the MSC program. 

MSC has also been shown to reduce Care-giver Fatigue and improve work and home relationships.


Curiosity! No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation required.

Participants should be over 18 years of age for this course.

About the Teachers;

Dan and Jenny have had very different personal journeys but their paths met during their postgraduate Master of Science in the Neuroscience of Mindfulness and it's Clinical Applications at King's College Univesrity London.

Following that they both trained to be Mindful Self-Compassion teachers under Bangor University by:

• Kristin Neff, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Development and Culture, department of Psychology 

 University of Texas, Austin 

• Steve Hickman, Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Clinical Psychologist and 

Associate Clinical Professor, UC San Diego Departments of Psychiatry Family & Preventive Medicine 

• Vanessa Hope, senior mindfulness and mindful self-compassion teacher, trainer and supervisor with 

the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. 

• Collette Power, PhD, senior mindfulness and MSC teacher and supervisor with Breathworks.

Jenny Sergeant, BA Hons, CPCC, MSc 

Following a 20 year corporate career, Jenny qualified as a Certified Coactive Coach with CTI and has spent the last 13 years developing her psycho-educational practice.

She has worked internationally, facilitating the development of emotional intelligence and resilience with over 8,000 individuals and leaders within commerce, health and education. 

Jenny developed and introduced the ground breaking ‘Difference is You’ programme with Guys and St Thomas Trust and the ‘All about you’ and Resonant Teachers programmes.

Her Masters research focused on mindfulness and self-compassion in medical students. Her passion is supporting the growth and wellbeing for Leaders, Clinicians and Educators.

Dan Tapsell, PgC, CfPAC, MInstLM, LicAc. MBAcC.

Based in Belgravia SW1,

Dan has over 30 years mindfulness experience as a Buddhist practitioner in both Zen and Tibetan lineages, training for extended periods under authentic teachers. 

Dan has also practiced Taoist Acupuncture for 25 years privately and within the NHS, and is a qualified Executive Performance Coach. 

Dan’s professional interests include resilience, diversity, disability & inclusion. 

Price for the course including accompanying booklet: 

£245  Early-Bird - booking until 31.08.2016 

£295 Standard - booking after 31.08.2016

£195 Concessions -Students and unwaged

The one day-retreat is by donation and only open to full course participants.

To register please book through Eventbrite.co.uk;



or contact;

Jenny.sergeant@btinternet.com       07981340715

Dwtapsell@icloud.com                      020 3559 1260


MSC is not therapy; but it is therapeutic.

“A moment of self-compassion can change our entire day. 

A string of such moments can change the course of your life” 

Christopher Germer 




7 Newcourt Street, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 7AA 


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Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

see above


No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.

 It is recommended that participants read one or both of following books before or during the program:

 • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff

• The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer


This program fulfills one of the prerequisites for becoming a MSC teacher. For more information on MSC and MSC Teacher Training, please visit www.CenterForMSC.org.


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