The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is an evidence-based course that 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. 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. The course consists of eight weekly 2.5 hour classes plus half-day retreat. This program fulfills one of the prerequisites for becoming a MSC teacher and 24 CE credits are offered for MO & KS licensed mental health professionals.
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
Spring 2019: Join Aimee Eckhardt Sundays May 19 – July 14 from 2:30 – 5 pm + retreat Sunday June 30th from 9 am – 1 pm at the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash St. Ste. 103 Leawood, KS 66211. Register here
Fall 2019 MSC: Join Sydney Spears, PhD, LCSW Sundays Sept. 29 – December 8 (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24) from 2:30 – 5 pm + retreat Sunday Dec. 1 from 9 am – 1 pm at the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash St. Ste. 103 Leawood, KS 66211. Register here
Interested individuals are invited to attend a free introductory session to make sure the course is right for you. The next one is January 26th at 10 am (register here).
Payment in full is due by the course deadline and there are no refunds after this date. In the unlikely 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.
Continuing Education Credits:
MO & KS licensed mental health professionals can earn up to 24 continuing education units by participating in this course. MSC courses are offered in partnership with Self-Compassion KC & Sydney Spears, PhD who maintain responsibility for the content of the courses they teach.