Saturdays, 3 February to 23 March, 2024
Fridays, 2 February to 22 March, 2024 for Americas
8:00am - 1o:30am Thailand Time UTC+7
9:00am - 11:30am (AWST) Western Australia
5:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time -- Friday evenings Feb 2 - Mar 22
Early Bird - $475 AUD (300USD)- Register by 31 December 2023
Standard - $595 AUD (390USD)
Returnees - $250 AUD (165USD)
Concessions and Scholarships are available. Contact us for details.
Siri is a Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and an experienced mindfulness educator. She is a dual Thai-American national living in Pranburi, Thailand. Her genuineness, kindness and personal experience of the benefits of MSC and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) infuse her courses with a special personal touch. As an enthusiastic life-long learner, she devotes her time to continuously deepening her own practice which she has been cultivating over the past 25 years. She is especially drawn to bringing mindfulness into daily life in a practical way. She enjoys kiteboarding, trekking, and walking with her dogs on the beach.
Karen, a resident of sunny Western Australia, is a Trained MSC Teacher. She’s also a Yoga, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and MindfulnessBased Cognitive Therapy for Cancer teacher. Teaching evidence-basedmindfulness, self-compassion and positive wellbeing programs since2015, Karen combines her expertise with a genuine warm, welcoming,compassionate and curious nature when engaging with participants inthe programs she leads. Karen’s inspiration for this work comes from the depth of humanflourishing she observes in the lives of those who decide to learn andinterweave these practices and qualities into their lives. With a personal practice spanning 25 years, she lives and breathes thebenefits of a mindful, yogic, self-compassionate life.
To learn more about her background please visit:https://www.mindfuleas.com.au/about
If you’re ready to begin to make friends with
yourself in a safe, nurturing, inclusive and non-judgmental environment,
then joining the MSC 8-week course may be just what you're looking for.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based training programdesigned to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on thegroundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff (Ph.D.) and the clinicalexpertise of Christopher Germer (Psychologist), MSC teaches coreprinciples and practices that enable participants to respond to difficultmoments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion isstrongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depressionand stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, andsatisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
The Underpinning Foundations of MSC:
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, asense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness.Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves whatwe need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatednessso that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the presentmoment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Togetherthey comprise a state of loving, connected presence.
Who Can Participate?:
Anyone open to cultivating and integrating Mindful Self-Compassion.
What to expect:
The MSC course is a group-based program, where compassion, common humanity, and kindness, along with the qualities of non-judgement, trust, patience, respect, generosity, equity, and inclusion are infused into the teaching and group dynamic.
MSC extends across 8 weeks with 8 x 2.5-hour weekly classes and a 4-hour retreat session. In each class you'll experience MSC meditation practices and reflections, engage in paired and group discussions, ina way that feels right for you, and learn some of the theory around the concepts being introduced. Between each session you'll be invited to take what you learn from the session into your everyday life by incorporatingMSC activities and meditations into your daily routine. You'll be supported to do this with a course book and access toaudio recorded meditation practices.
Weekly Session Topics
Session 1: Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
Session 2: Practicing Mindfulness
Session 3: Practicing Loving-Kindness
Session 4: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
Session 5: Living Deeply
Session R: Retreat Day
Session 6: Meeting Difficult Emotions
Session 7: Exploring Challenging Relationships
Session 8: Embracing Your Life
Early Bird - $475 AUD - Register by 31 December 2023
Standard - $595 AUD
Returnees - $250 Please be in touch for instructions on how to register as a returnee
The cost is for the full 8-weeks of classes, including the retreat session and access to audio recorded MSC mindfulness practices that you can download and keep.
Concessions and Scholarships:
If you are a concession card holder, you can take the course for 15% off the normal price and for those affected by genuine financial hardship please be in touch to speak about how we can support you with a scholarship.
Please be in touch with, Karen or Siri to organise registration with a discount.
We welcome all people from all diverse backgrounds in this program and make every effort to compassionately holdspace so that all who participate feel safe and supported.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer is recommended and you can purchase this from online and local book stores.
Audio Recorded Home Practices:
You will have access to audio recorded home practices to support your exploration of Mindful Self-Compassion athome.
A full refund will be given for cancellations up to 7 days prior to course commencement. Cancellations in the 7 daysleading up to course commencement will incur a $60 administration fee, the remainder of the course fee will berefunded. Once the course commences, no refunds will be given. If you do decide that you need to defer to a futureMSC course, we are happy to transfer your registration. Of course, we are compassionate humans and will considerextenuating circumstances for part or full refunds after the course commences.
Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we give to others.