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MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) Core Skills Workshop

Connecting to our common humanity to build inner resources for resilience and exploring our relation to the IDG domains
Apr 02, 2024 – Apr 23, 2024, Online (Zoom)

Research shows that self-compassion is associated with emotional well-being, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthier choices, and more satisfying, compassionate relationships - leaving aside any habitual striving ways in the practices.

This workshop is a 4-session online foundation Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course. MSC is an empirically-supported training based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff, Ph.D., and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer, Ph.D. The curriculum has been steadily refined since 2010 and taught to over 100,000 people worldwide.

It is  an opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the key practices and exercises of the Mindful Self-Compassion program with two Certified MSC teachers from Israel and Germany.  This workshop will be delivered in an online format with opportunities to learn in small and large group discussions. The course is intended for business professionals, coaches, mental health and medical professionals, education-related professionals as well as the general population.

Next Workshop Begins (Four Sessions):

Live Online on April 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm CET

General Registration: € 350

> Register Early and Save! Early registrants before March 1st save €50 for a price of € 300.

What you will learn

  1. How to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.
  2. Increase your happiness and satisfaction in life, with savoring and self-appreciation
  3. Way to practice self-compassion in daily life, formally and informally
  4. Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  5. Manage caregiver fatigue
  6. Teach simple self-compassion practices to others
  7. Understand the evidence-based benefits of self-compassion

About the Workshop

This workshop is completely live and online. Activities include short talks, meditations, experiential exercises, group discussions, and home practices. The goal is for you to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Numerous breakout groups will provide you with  an opportunity to connect and share your direct experience of the practices with others.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this workshop.

MSC is a resource-building program. In that regard, difficult emotions are likely to emerge as we give ourselves the kindness that we need. You  are asked to attend to your own safety and well-being, and you will be supported by the teachers as we proceed together through the course. We are committed to making the journey safe, interesting and enjoyable for everyone.

MSC Workshop Objectives

At the completion of this workshop, you  will:

About the Teachers

Galia Tyano Ronen, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing for over thirty years. She maintains a private practice in upper Galilee, Israel, specializing in mind-body-spirit psychotherapy. Galia is also a certified focusing-oriented therapist, mindfulness, and a certified self-compassion teacher in the Mindful Self-Compassion program. She is the program developer and former director of the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program (SCIP) at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Galia has pioneered mindful self-compassion in Israel, mentoring Hebrew-speaking MSC teachers. She is responsible for the MSC program and its various translations to Hebrew in I Israel, as well as representing her country in the MSC Europe Council.   She created a bilingual MSC course for Arabs and Jews titled Planting Seeds of Compassion. She is a trauma-sensitive practitioner (advanced TSM with David Trelevan). Galia is a certified mindfulness teacher by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield MMTCP continuous and a mindfulness teachers mentor and part of the cloud sangha. Galia translated, scientifically edited, and narrated the meditation for the book “Sitting Still Like a Frog” by Eline Snell (mindfulness for children and adolescents). She contributed a chapter on self-compassion in psychotherapy in a book about mind-body-spirit psychotherapy. She contributed a chapter about the mindful lens: practicing mindfulness and self-compassion through taking photos as a way of building resilience during COVID-19. Galia is an artist who draws her inspiration from the diversity of connections. With her local community, she creates cultural festivals based on the generosity, togetherness, free will, spirit, and talent of citizens living in Kiryat-Tivon. She tries to give the place in which she lives a sense of united, loving community, including all people near and far using earth-honoring tradition. Galia has co-created with Mirjam in 2023 the “IDG Empathy and Compassion Hub”.

Mirjam Luthe, MA in International Cultural & Business Studies, MA in Development Cooperation & NGO Management, teaches mindfulness-based formats as a Certified MSC and Certified MBSR Teacher, a Certified “Awake in the Wild” Nature Meditation and Hatha Yoga Teacher. Mostly based in Germany, she has been engaged for more than 15 years in consultancy work in international development cooperation and now integrates these experiences into teaching mindfulness as a socially engaged practice. She cooperates with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion since 2016, starting with teacher relations, then International Affairs and Global Engagement. She has taught MSC in Germany, Vietnam, Kenya, Spain, and the USA, currently at UC Irvine Susan Samueli Integrated Health Institute (California) as a “Mindfulness Instructor”. Since 2012 engaged in the core team of the European Network for Grateful Living „Dankbar leben“, founded by Brother David Steindl-Rast. Trained in the Mindful Schools K12-Curriculum. Experienced in Council Practice (Zen Peace Makers) and various contemplative dialog formats (Bohm dialog, Interpersonal Mindfulness by Gregory. Kramer); trained in the Foundation Course “Time to Think”. Continuous trainings, like "White Awake", "Cultural Healing, Restoring Kinship", based on "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma" by Resmaa Menakem, "Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness" with David Treleaven, "MSC for Healthcare", "MSC for Shame" and "Fierce Self-Compassion", “EcoSattva”. An active member in Jeremy Lent's "Deep Transformation Network" and Earthholer Sangha (Plumvillage). Consultant and team member at Monviso Institute, Piemonte,  a real-world laboratory for research, education, entrepreneurship, and new living on sustainability transitions and regenerative design for a more resilient and just society. Mirjam speaks German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, and some Portuguese and teaches in several languages.  Mirjam has co-created with Galia in 2023 the “IDG Empathy and Compassion Hub”.


Course details:

Apr 02, 2024 – Apr 23, 2024
4-7pm CET (7am-10am PST)
Online (Zoom)
General Registration: € 350 > Register early and save! Early registrants before October 31st save €50 - course fee € 300.