Current MSC Courses Offered - Oakville, Toronto and On-Line

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 have 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.

Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 9-week program consisting of eight 3-hour Sessions and a 4-hour Silent Retreat explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

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 teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher. Please note that once you register, there is a mandatory intake interview with the facilitators of approximately 20 minutes prior to your final acceptance in the program.

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Location:   Oakville, Ontario
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies - Oakville
The Studio at  Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville, ON L6J 4N2

9-Week MSC Program
Tuesday Evenings Starting September 2018 (Sold Out - Registration Closed)

Next 9-Week MSC Program
Tuesday Evenings Starting April 9, 2019 (Limited spaces - Registration now available)
Facilitators
Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER)

Intake Interviews*: To be scheduled
Sessions 1 - 8: April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6pm-9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday afternoon May 11, 2019 from 1-5pm
Fees:
Early bird $595 until Feb. 27, 2019
Regular $695

Register here

Payment options:
(1)   By credit card on the registration site
(2) *By check or money order made out to/mailed/delivered to R.Beltzner, 38 Forsythe Street, Oakville, ON L6K 3J7
(3) *By interac transfer to MSC@bell.net
*Note: For these payment options, please provide the following information along with your payment. Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
First name, Last name
Mailing address
email address
Telephone/Cell number


Location: Toronto, Ontario
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

9-Week MSC Program
Sundays - 
Starting October 2018 (Sold Out - Registration Closed)

Next 9-Week MSC Program
Sundays - Starting January 2019 (Registration now Open)
Facilitators
Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER)

Intake Interviews*: Saturday Jan 5, 2019 | 1pm - 6pm and Sunday Jan 6, 2019 | 1pm - 6pm
Sundays
Sessions 1 & 2: Jan 13, 2019 9am - 12 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sessions 3-5: Jan 13 - Feb 3, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Silent Retreat: Feb 10, 2019 | 1pm – 5pm
Sessions 6 & 7: Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Session 8: Mar 10, 2019 | 1pm – 4:30p
* registrants will be assigned a time slot for their intake interview.
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5-Day MSC Intensive (Registration now Open)
Monday January 28, 2019 to Friday February 1, 2019
Facilitators
Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER)

Register here
Sessions 1 & 2: Jan.28,2019
Sessions 3 & 4: Jan.29,2019
Sessions 5 & Retreat: Jan.30,2019
Sessions 6 & 7: Jan.31, 2019
Session 8: Feb.1, 2019

Upcoming 9 - Week MSC Programs (Registration not yet available)
Sundays starting March 31, 2019
Sundays starting October 6, 2019 

NEW PROGRAM ! Live On-Line MSC for Men
Registration coming soon

Thursdays 1-3pm Eastern Standard Time

Session 1 - February 7
Session 2 - February 14
Session 3 - February 21
Session 4 - February 28
Session 5 - March 7
Session 6 - March 14
Session 7 - March 21
Retreat - March 28 (1-4pm EST)
Session 8 - April 4
Session 9 - April 11
Session 10 - April 18

Facilitators Rainer Beltzner  (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER) and David Spound (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER)

 

For further background information on these programs, including the research overview, related publications please go to www.centerformsc.com