Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
beyond beginners

Compassion: Mindfulness and Self Compassion Weekend

September 17, 2022 @ 9:30 am - September 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm BST


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) arose from a collaboration between Dr Kristin Neff, researcher, author and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr Christopher Germer, clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who were increasingly immersed in exploring self-compassion in their respective fields – when they hit upon the idea of devising a structured programme to teach the skills of self-compassion in a group format. The first MSC course took place in 2010 and there are now almost 1,000 trained MSC teachers worldwide, with over 100,000 people having taken the programme either over 8 weeks or in a 5-day intensive residential format.

There is a robust teacher training programme which has been developed across the globe in partnership with many mindfulness teacher training organisations – the first MSC teacher training in the UK was held at Bangor University in 2014.

This nurturing weekend of teaching and practice provides the opportunity to learn the core principles of Mindful Self-Compassion, interwoven with plenty of practice, periods of silence and opportunities for self-care. The ethos of MSC invites opportunities to dwell at depth with both the joys and challenges of living this human life – held in a container of respect, care and kindness. The weekend will comprise a blend of teaching, guided exercises, self-compassion practices, large and small group discussions and time for individual self-care outside of the sessions. It is a spacious and gentle exploration of the key themes and practices of MSC, offered in a format which provides a nourishing space to let go of everyday concerns and respond to your own needs with kindness. There will be periods of silence woven into the weekend timetable.

Event Details

September 17, 2022 @ 9:30 am BST
September 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm BST
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Partner Profile

The Mindfulness Network

The Mindfulness Network

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Mindfulness Network is a registered charity. We serve the mindfulness community and general public through supervision, retreats and training courses delivered both in-person and via our online platform - the Mindfulness Network Community site. The Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) is an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences through donation-based events and opportunities to practice. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of events and inspiring content. By developing mindfulness and compassion both internally and through our services, the Mindfulness Network has the intention to reduce/alleviate human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people, communities and the planet, can flourish. We aim to bring together highly-trained mindfulness-based supervisors, retreat leaders and teacher trainers who all work within Good Practice Standards set out by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).


0330 001 5334


BARNET, United Kingdom