Current MSC Courses Offered - Oakville and Toronto

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.

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

Tuesday Evenings Starting September 2018 (Registration opening soon)
Intake Interviews*: To be scheduled
Sessions 1 - 8: September 4, 11,18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6pm-9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday afternoon October 6, 2018 from 1-5pm
Registration:
Early bird $595 - before July 15, 2018
Regular $695 - after July 15, 2018
Registration closes August 17, 2018
Payment options:
(1)   By credit card by registering at Centre for Mindfulness Studies
(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

Sundays - Starting October 2018 (Registration now Open)
Intake Interviews*: Saturday Sept 29, 2018 | 1pm - 6pm and Sunday Sept 30, 2018 | 1pm - 6pm
Sessions 1 & 2: Oct 14, 2018 | 9:30am - 12:30 pm and 2pm - 5pm
Session3: Oct 21,2018 | 2pm - 5pm
Sessions 4 & 5: Nov 4, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018 | 2pm - 5pm
Silent Retreat: Nov 18, 2018 | 2pm – 6pm
Sessions 6 & 7: Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2018 | 2pm – 5pm
Session 8: Dec 9, 2018 | 2pm – 5:30pm
* registrants will be assigned a time slot for their intake interview.
Register here

Sundays - Starting January 2019 (Registration coming soon)
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.

MSC 5-Day Intensive - Monday January 28, 2019 to Friday February 1, 2019
(Registration coming soon)
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

 

Facilitators
Eileen Beltzner SCC, BA, MSW, TITC-CFST, RSW (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER) & Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D (CERTIFIED MSC TEACHER)

Fee: $595 - $695 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)

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.

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