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St Louis 5-day MSC (dates to be advised)

May 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Teacher: Kristy Arbon

Click here to register for this program  Click here to register for Continuing Education credits


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can:

  • motivate ourselves with encouragement,
  • forgive ourselves when needed,
  • face and befriend our shortcomings,
  • care for others while caring for ourselves, and
  • live more authentically.

Research shows that self-compassion is strongly linked to emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, more healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

And, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned and cultivated by anyone.

In this course, you will:

  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Learn about the science of self-compassion
  • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Learn how to transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Learn tools to manage compassion fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

This program is an intensive skills training program. It has the same content as the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. This program is for mindfulness teachers, therapists and anyone interested in developing the skills of self-compassion and mindfulness.

MSC is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. Components of the program include:

  • guided meditation,
  • group discussion,
  • refelection and written exercises,
  • topic talks.

This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher. 25.5 Continuing Education credits are offered for a fee of $40 for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators and Nurses through R.Cassidy Seminars. Applications for CEs are done separately from your application to register the course.

This is a residential workshop retreat, held at the beautiful Mercy Conference and Retreat Center in St Louis, Missouri.

Click here to register for this program Click here to register for Continuing Education credits


Please email kristy@heartworks.training if you would like to be put on the notification list for this offering.


May 1, 2021
December 31, 2021
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