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By Kimberly Sogge on April 6, 2018.
***Just approved for 20 CEUs from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association***
In this MSC program, you will learn:
* how to stop being so hard on yourself
* how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
* how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
* how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
* mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
* the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
* how to become your own best teacher.
MSC is evidence based: a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) demonstrated that the MSC program significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.
Dates & Times: NEW MONTHLY INTENSIVE FORMAT
We are experimenting with a NEW TRAINING FORMAT for those whose schedules and bio-rythmns are not well matched to evening classes.
In the Fall of 2018 the FULL MSC Curriculum will be offered one full day of training per month for four months.
We will meet 9am to 4pm MONTHLY on the second Friday of each month September to December 2018.
The location for this course is Geneva Hall at Knox Presbyterian Church | 120 Lisgar Street | Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C2 | Canada.
Course handouts and practice MP3s are included in the fees.
Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans*
Limited seats available. Register now to save your spot.
*Please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable course. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past. Many insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this course.
NEW REGISTRATION OPTIONS
For those interested in sampling the MSC curriculum for their own growth and wellbeing, there will be an option of registering for one, several or all sessions.
The registration options include SAMPLER (one or all), PROFESSIONAL (all four days plus online practice resources), DEDICATED STUDENT (all four days plus online resources plus retreat), RETREAT ONLY, and our new MSC ONLINE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE for alumni of this and previous MSC courses.
Only those participants who register and pay in advance for the PROFESSIONAL or DEDICATED STUDENT optionswill be eligible for 20 hours of continuing education credit and insurance receipts. Only the dedicated student option will obtain a full MSC Certificate of completion indicating the requirement has been met for further MSC teacher training.
More Information on Mindful Self Compassion Training
Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych offers this MSC opportunity as a Certified Teacher of MSC (see teacher qualification sequence here) trained by MSC founders Drs Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.
WHAT DOES THE “MINDFUL SELF COMPASSION TRAINING” CURRICULUM INVOLVE? (The following is quoted directly from Dr. Sogge’s training facility, the UCSD Mindfulness Based Training Institute)
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (Self-Compassion.org) and Christopher Germer. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
With the full MSC curriculum, you’ll learn:
A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that the MSC program significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.