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SHORT six weeks Mindful Self-Compassion course

starting 25 January 2021 - Mondays

(PM Europe, AM North America)

Most of us feel compassion for our close friends as they go through the peaks and troughs in their lives. Life is not easy and meeting challenges is an essential part of it, yet we are often unnecessarily hard on ourselves. What would it be like to receive that same warmth and attention from yourself when you needed it most?

 

A shift in your attention enables you to recognise that you too, are an equally worthy recipient of compassion. Self-compassion involves the capacity to motivate ourselves with encouragement as well as to comfort and soothe ourselves when we fail, are hurting or feel like we aren’t good enough.

 

Self-compassion is a resource that can be learnt by connecting with the innate care and concern that we have for others and including ourselves in the circle of beneficiaries of our own compassion.

 

This Short Course in Mindful Self-compassion draws on the practice of mindfulness and focuses on developing the resource of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being. This format is an adaptation of the 8-week course that has been developed to give participants the opportunity to learn a selected set of MSC practices with less initial time commitment than the full 26-hour programme.

 

The intention of this offering is to bring MSC to you, wherever you are right now in a way that is safe for you and yours. Most of us have experienced working online in recent times and as much as it can be challenging, it is also a means to connect in a heartfelt way.

 

Join us for the Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion online – via Zoom – over 75 Minutes per week on a Monday for 6 weeks from January 2021.

 

Everyone is welcome! The course is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusiveness and belonging.

 

Spaces are limited.

 

Course Dates and Times: The course begins on 25th January 2021 and finishes on 8th March 2021 with a break half-way through the course on 15th February 2021.

 

We will meet on Mondays between 8:00 - 9:15pm CET which is 7:00 - 8:15pm GMT, 2:00 – 3.15pm EST and 11:00am – 12:15pm PST. We would love to have people from across the globe come together to develop their skills in Mindful Self-compassion together.

 

Course Fee: € 147

 

In addition to the 6 live sessions, the fee also includes an electronic participant handout booklet. After completion of the Short Course, you are entitled to a €50 fee reduction, should you go on to register for a full MSC programme online in 2021.

 

Facilitators

Carolin Grampp - I am a facilitator at University College Dublin’s business schools in Ireland with a background in psychology and management. My university modules focus on the development of soft skills through direct experience of a range of science-based practices and reflections. My passion to explore techniques which positively affect mental and physical health comes from my own experience of pain, grief and the challenges associated with caring for my mother who suffered from Parkinson’s and Dementia. In addition to working at the university I facilitate contemplative practices. I completed certification in Mindful Self-Compassion in 2016 through UC San Diego (USA) under the guidance of Michelle Becker.

 

Gina Roberts-Reisch - I am a Learning & Development Consultant and Trainer, systemic Counsellor and non-medical Practitioner for Psychotherapy. In a period of great change in 2015, I was drawn to Mindful Self-compassion as a readily available source of internal comfort and strength. Participating in an 8-week course in MSC supported me in establishing my daily practice. In June 2020 I gained my Trained MSC Teacher status with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, having attended Teacher Training with ‘Arbor Seminare’ in Austria in October 2018. I am a dual citizen of the UK and Germany and have lived in Germany, USA and Singapore since leaving the UK 19 years ago.

 

Requirements

Prior experience of mindfulness and meditation is helpful but not necessary.

As part of registration, you will be asked to complete a form with background information and to have a short discussion with one of the course facilitators (and your therapist/doctor if applicable). This self-reflection supports both you and the facilitators to evaluate whether our MSC course in this format would be helpful to you at this time. The course facilitators do not accept any liability for personal injury or property damage caused by participating in this course.

 

Scholarships

We would also like to make this course available to those in need who have limited funds. One full scholarship is offered for every ten participants. To apply, please send an email to discuss your circumstances with us. For those who can afford to, please consider contributing to a fund for additional scholarships for those in need.

 

Live online

Mindful Self-compassion course

starting - Sundays

(PM Europe, AM North America)

Would you like to learn to treat yourself with the same kindness that you treat your best friend who is encountering hardship?
 
Life is not easy and meeting challenges is an essential part of it yet we often are hard on ourselves when we experience hardship, much harder than we need to be, much harder than we are on others. The good news is that we are made to rise to these challenges and grow from them as long as we have the resources to do so. Mindful Self Compassion is designed to give you a toolbox of practices and exercises to meet life from a place of resourcefulness and strength so you can grow from the challenges that you encounter, and most importantly thrive!
 
Join us for a full Mindful Self Compassion course online - via Zoom - on a Sunday for 2 1/4 hours over 10 weeks.
The course will be facilitated by Carolin Grampp who is a highly skilled and certified MSC teacher with years of experience facilitating practices live and online going back long before Covid-19 offering you an engaging learning experience!
This online adaptation of the Mindful Self Compassion course will present the MSC curriculum over ten weekly live sessions including a longer retreat session in Week 7. In addition, there will be facilitated opportunities for interaction amongst participants in between sessions, video feedback recordings as well as audio recordings of key practices along with additional source references.
 
The intention of this offering is to bring MSC to you, wherever you are right now in a way that is safe for you and yours. Most of us have experienced working online in recent times and as much as it can be challenging, it is also a means to connect in a heartfelt way.
 
Everyone is welcome! Meditation experience is optional.
We will meet on Sunday evenings between 7-9.15pm CET which is 6-8.15pm GMT, 1pm-3.15pm EST and 10am-12.15pm PST and hope this time will allow people from across the world to come together to practice Mindful Self-compassion!
 
The course dates for 2021 are:
  • 24 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 with a longer retreat on 7 March 2021 in Week 7.
  • 11 April 2021 to 13 June 2021 with a longer retreat on 23 May 2021 in Week 7.
  • 18 July 2021 to 19 September 2021 with a longer retreat on 29 August 2021 in Week 7.
  • 3 October 2021 to 5 December 2021 with a longer retreat on 14 November 2021 in Week 7.
The only pre-requisite is a copy of "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive" by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer which you will use as your course book. As part of registration, you will be asked to complete a form with background information and to have a short discussion with one of the course facilitators (and your therapist/doctor if applicable). This self-reflection supports both you and the facilitators to evaluate whether our MSC course in this format would be helpful to you at this time. The course facilitators do not accept any liability for personal injury or property damage caused by participating in this course.
 
Spaces are limited.
 
Important Note: Completing this course meets the MSC course attendance requirements for those who want to become MSC teachers.
 
Course rate: €350
 
Bonus: Those who sign up three or more weeks before a course will receive a free copy of the workbook. Those who sign up after must purchase their own copy of "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive" by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. Ownership of this book is a requirement as it will be used as source reference for preparation and follow up throughout the course.
 
We would like to make this course available to those in need who have limited funds. One full scholarship is offered for every ten participants. To apply, please send an email to discuss your circumstances with us.
 
For those who can afford to, please consider contributing to a fund for additional scholarships for those in need.

Mindful Self Compassion

Do you want to learn to be kinder to yourself?

Joins us to learn Mindful Self Compassion - in a variety of forms: The 6 weeks short MSC, the full MSC curriculum over 10 weeks online, or attending a six day intensive (in Germany).

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In case you want to connect however, I am always available for a one-on-one coaching session via Zoom - just send me a message or give me a call on my mobile to arrange a time and date!

 

Different locations should not keep you from looking at your life from a different perspective - and using this new insight to firmly move forward and do what you wish to do with your life!

 

What do you have to lose?