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Mindful Self-Compassion

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 has 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.

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 (MSC) teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher.

Timing
Eight weekly sessions plus a silent retreat
OR 5-day Intensive sessions

Participants Will Learn To
Befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The MSC program explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

Mindful Self-Compassion is an effective way to build self-awareness and mitigate suffering. Eileen and Rainer were knowledgeable, warm and compassionate leaders. They use their own experience to illustrate concepts, which made it safe to explore my own difficulties. Highly recommended.

Alison Arnot MD

Upcoming Courses

Wait list only: 9-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 16-114-01

Start: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner MSW RSW & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 16-114-02

Start: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (TRAINED MSC TEACHER) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (TRAINED MSC TEACHER)

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 17-114-02

Start: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Trained MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Trained MSC Teacher)

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 17-114-03

Start: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 17-114-04

Start: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion 18-114-02

Start: Monday, January 22, 2018
Facilitator(s): Kimberly Sogge PhD C Psych

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 18-114-03

Start: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 18-114-05

Start: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 18-114-04

Start: Friday, May 25, 2018
Facilitator(s): Rose Mina Munjee trained MSC teacher & Markus Bohlmann PhD trained MSC teacher

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion 18-114-07

Start: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)

8-Week MSC in North Toronto 18-114-06

Start: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Facilitator(s): Rose Mina Munjee RP & Markus Bohlmann PhD

8-Week MSC in Oakville 18-114-08

Start: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion 19-114-02

Start: Monday, January 28, 2019
Facilitator(s): Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (Certified MSC Teacher) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (Certified MSC Teacher)