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Mindful Self-Compassion Training

The full training, individual and group sessions, workshops, retreats and supervision are available throughout the year.

The full 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training consists of 8 2-hour weekly sessions, a half-day retreat plus handbook and audio guides.  It is designed to help you learn and develop the skill of self-compassion. MSC is a major development in Mindfulness approaches that teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult experiences in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. Three key components of self-compassion are: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

Benefits of developing Mindful Self-Compassion include:


Increase in emotional wellbeing

Decrease in anxiety depression and stress

Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

Help to manage caregiver fatigue

Transform challenging relationships, old and new

Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation 


I have practiced meditation and mindfulness since 2004 and trained to became a Mindfulness Teacher in 2009. Since 2012 I have had the good fortune to be trained by the founders of MSC: Christopher Germer, Ph.D. and Kristin Neff, Ph.D and the team at University San Diego Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.  I am qualified to teach Mindful-Self-Compassion Training and am delighted to offer courses and workshops in Essex, East Anglia and beyond.

Maximum places: 14

Contact Mary Younger for further details and to register your intention on
07850 702640 or


  The full programme for 2018 will be announced at the beginning of

  October, it will include the following:    


                                                  Mindful Self-Compassion Training (MSC)

                                                    8 2-hour Sessions, handbook and audio guides

                                                  Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm

                                                  MSC Training Retreat, Sunday 2pm to 6pm

                                                  Cost: £300, consessions available.

                                                  MSC Practice Workshops

                                                  Monday 7pm to 9pm  

                                                  Cost: £20

                                                  Sunday Sessions 10.30 to 2pm

                                                  Open to all wishing to develop meditation,                                                   mindfulness and self-compassion practice.

                                                  Cost: Donation basis up to £20