Mindful Self-Compassion Fall 2019
September 29, 2019 November 17, 2019

Series Of Classes

Total # of Classes
8
Class length
150 minutes
Location
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: 
MAM members = $465 (purchase a pass)
Non-Members = $545 (purchase a pass)

Once you've purchased a pass, please be sure to complete the MSC Participant Background Form.

Please note that we reserve the right to cancel the class in case of low attendance, in which case, you will be given a full refund. 


The class takes place on...

September 29 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
October 6 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
October 13 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
October 20 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
October 27 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
November 3 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
November 10 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
November 17 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)

This class series has already started. Please contact us directly to register.