Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness

Mindful Self-Compassion Fall 2019 (1/8)
with Sydney Spears, PhD, RYT-200

September 29 (Sunday)
at 2:30 pm

Class length
150 minutes

On Site at Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash Street Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. It was developed by Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.ChrisGermer.com) and Kristin Neff, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org) and teaches participants skills needed for greater awareness in the present moment of their own distress or suffering so they can respond with kindness and wisdom. Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat themselves more like someone they love, befriending themselves, cultivating a gentle curiosity about inner experiences, motivating with encouragement rather than punishment, and coping with difficult emotions with greater calm and ease. This program fulfills one of the prerequisites for becoming a MSC teacher and up to 24 CE credits are offered for MO & KS licensed mental health professionals. 

The course consists of eight weekly 2.5 hour classes plus half-day retreat. Each participant in the course will receive:
  • 24 total hours of instruction in Mindful Self-Compassion, which includes carefully sequenced self-compassion exercises, guided meditations, written exercises, group discussions, and mindful movement;
  • Weekly handouts to reinforce the learning and provide support and reminders for home practice;
  • Weekly homework assignments (optional, but recommended);
  • Access to all meditation audio recordings
Fees:  $575 (members receive a 20% discount by using discount code MEMBERS20 at checkout 
become a member for as little as $15 per month). Once you've registered, please be sure to complete the MBP Participant Background Form before the course begins. For those with significant financial need, please email us to request a donation based pass that will allow you to pay what you can.

Upcoming Offering: Join Tracy Ochester, PsyD 8 Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm Starting January 4, 2023 + Half Day Retreat Sunday Feb 12th, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm on site only in the Peace Pod (hybrid online may also be available if there is enough interest)

Make-up classes and refunds are not available for missed classes in the series. No refunds will be provided after the enrollment deadline, which is one week before the start of the course. MAM requires a minimum of 6 registrants per MBI to hold class. Classes with fewer than 6 will be cancelled with options for rescheduling into open classes. In the event that the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, but refunds will not be provided for any pre-arranged transportation, accommodations or other miscellaneous expenses.


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