Teacher Training Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

In 6 days you will learn the fundamentals of begin a mindful self-compassion teacher.

Theoretical background combined with practicing guiding the different exercises, meditations and teachings alternate during this teacher training

Trainersopleiding mindful zelfcompassie (MSC)

In 6 lesdagen leer je de fundamenten van het zelfcompassie trainerschap. Theoretische achtergrond en zelf praktisch aan de slag met het begeleiden van de verschillende oefenen wisselen elkaar af tijdens deze opleiding.

Becoming a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

The foundation for teaching MSC is to embody the qualities of mindfulness and self-compassion and to have an ongoing, daily practice.

In addition, you need theoretical background and practical knowledge of the various topics and components of the training.

ZelfcompassieMSC Teachers are often deeply touched during their own self-compassion training and would like to pass this on to others. Becoming an MSC teacher is a wholehearted endeavor and a rich experience for those who choose to embark on this path. 

During this 6-day teacher training, you will actively engage in teaching the important self-compassion themes and exercises. 

"This trainer training felt like a warm bath. Throughout every step of the training I felt supported and held by my fellow students and the teachers."

The MSC Teacher Training Pathway

1. The first step of the learning pathway consists of completing the 6-day residentiële trainersopleiding.

De residentiële The residential teacher training is designed for people who want to teach self-compassion training (MSC) independently or who want to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into their professional activities (e.g., psychotherapy, coaching, healthcare, education, etc.). In addition, this training is suitable for those who have a professional interest in it (e.g., researchers, administrators, etc.) 

2. In het practicumgedeelte van de trainersopleiding (TTP) oefen je met een groep mede trainers in opleiding, met de opgedane kennis uit de residentiële trainersopleiding.

3. If you want to gain Trained MSC Teacher status you so can independently teach the 8-week self-compassion training you need to complete step 3 of the teacher training pathway. 

During step 3 you will be guided (via Zoom) by an experienced MSC Teacher during teaching your own 8 week mindful self-compassion course. trainer tijdens het geven van jouw compassietraining. 

Summary of the steps of the teacher training pathway:

As a partner organization of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC), the Mindfulness Academy (dMA) offers prospective teachers support in their route to becoming "trained" or "certified trainers.

On this page you can read a detailed description of the entire self-compassion trainer learning pathway.

Program of the MSC Teacher Training

Step 1: 6-day self-compassion teacher training

The 6-day self-compassion teacher training is taught by experienced, certified self-compassion teachers and is built around getting to know, experience and practice all the components of the 8-week MSC training. zelfcompassie trainersopleiding wordt gegeven door ervaren, gecertificeerde zelfcompassietrainers en is opgebouwd rondom het leren kennen, ervaren én oefenen met alle onderdelen uit de 8-weekse MSC training.

During the teachback sessions, participants will have the opportunity to examine each exercise from their own experience and reflect on the theoretical underpinnings of the exercises. In addition, the different elements of the self-compassion course are practiced in exercise groups. All under the guidance of the teacher trainers. 

You will receive al the teacher materials that are needed to teach the 8-week program.

Participants must attend all sessions to advance to the next step in trainer training (exceptions will only be made in exceptional situations).

Learning goals

Upon completion of the 6-day teacher training, participants should be able to:

Step 2: MSC Teacher Training Practicum (TTP)

The TTP is a 10-week online program with a group of up to 16 teachers-in-training to practice teacher skills in a safe, structured, online environment. The TTP is supervised by two certified MSC teachers/TTP trainers.

Each week, one MSC session will take center stage. As a trainer-in-training, you will prepare each session.

Each time, one teacher in training will have the opportunity to guide one part of the MSC session, followed by feedback and discussion.

There is also the opportunity to meet outside the weekly sessions to prepare the session together.

The TTP provides new trainers with a "laboratory" where they can find their own "voice" as they begin to practice what they have learned in the teacher training.

Between each session there is time to reflect on what was learned, prepare for the next session and reflect on personal learning.

The cohort model gives participants the unique opportunity to experience peer support in a safe environment and thus can be a source of support and help long after the practicum is over.

Once you are accepted into the teacher training, you will automatically receive a link to register for your Teacher Training Practicum. Each weekly session lasts 2.5 hours.

Required literature

At the start of the teacher training we assume that you have read all of the literature below.

All books are available in bookstores or online. Both (obligatory) books by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff are also available in Dutch. Click here to read the article that is mentioned. hier om het artikel te lezen.

Recommended literature

Who is the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training suitable for?

The teacher training is designed for people who want to teach the 8 week mindful self-compassion course (MSC) independently or who want to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into their professional activities (e.g., psychotherapy, coaching, healthcare, education, etc.). In addition, the training is suitable for those who have a professional interest in it (e.g., researchers, administrators, etc.). 

"I not only learned a lot about the different facets of self-compassion during this teacher training, but it also deepened my own self-compassion practice."

Required Prerequisites

Voor deelname aan de MSC trainersopleiding gelden de volgende vereisten:

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Practical information trainer training Mindful Self-Compassion

Location

The trainer training takes place at a beautiful location in the Netherlands. Since there are also evening programs, we have a residential setting.

Investment

Course fee: €1,475. Exempt from VAT.

Accommodation costs will follow as soon as the location is confirmed (previous years this was € 995,- for 6 nights in a single or double room based on full board) 6 nachten op een één- of twee-persoonskamer op basis van volpension)

Important to know

The cost of the Trainer Practicum is not included. niet inbegrepen.

Questions?

Please contact us using one of the options at the bottom of this page. contact met ons op middels één van de opties onderaan deze pagina.

Starting date

25
Jun

Teacher Training Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) June 25 2023

16:00

 – 

12:30
Christopher Germer & Mila de Koning

Dates: June 25th - July 1st (July 25th registration opens at 4.00 pm, 7.30 pm starting session.. July 1st we end at lunchtime (around 12.00 o'clock).

Get to know the teachers

Christopher Germer

Psychologist, Harvard Teacher and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Chris Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with Kristin Neff in 2010 and MSC has since been taught to over 100,000 people worldwide.

They co-authored two books on MSC, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. Chris spends most of his time lecturing and leading workshops around the world on mindfulness and self-compassion.

He is also the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; he co-edited two influential volumes on therapy, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; and he maintains a small private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA.

www.mindfulselfcompassion.org

www.centerformsc.org

Christopher Germer

Psychologist, Harvard Teacher and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Chris Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with Kristin Neff in 2010 and MSC has since been taught to over 100,000 people worldwide.

They co-authored two books on MSC, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. Chris spends most of his time lecturing and leading workshops around the world on mindfulness and self-compassion.

He is also the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; he co-edited two influential volumes on therapy, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; and he maintains a small private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA.

www.mindfulselfcompassion.org

www.centerformsc.org

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Hoofddocent Mindfulnesstrainer Opleiding - Rob Brandsma

Rob Brandsma

Hoofddocent Opleiding Mindfulness ­trainer

Rob Brandsma is Hoofddocent Opleiding Mindfulness ­trainer. Hij zet zich in Nederland al sinds jaar en dag in om mindfulness zoveel mogelijk in te bedden in de samenleving. Dit doet Rob door het geven van trainersopleidingen en het ontwikkelingen van thematische mindfulnesstrainingen, door het toepassen van mindfulness op maatschappelijk relevante onderwerpen. Doorleven en doorgeven van mindfulness is zijn missie.

Rob is de auteur van een aantal boeken over mindfulness voor het grote publiek zoals ‘Beter nu’ en ‘Elke dag meer mindfulness‘. Op het terrein van het trainersvak publiceerde hij de trilogie Mindfulness Basisboek, Mindfulness Praktijkboek en Mindfulness Trainingsboek. Het Praktijkboek is in meerdere talen uitgegeven, onder andere in het Engels. Hij volgt het voortschrijdend wetenschappelijk inzicht in mindfulness en baseert daarop ook zijn werk als trainer en het ontwikkelen van nieuwe mindfulness-based interventies.

Over zijn passie voor mindfulness en compassie zegt hij: ‘Mindfulness stelt mij in staat om beter met uitdagingen en obstakels om te gaan en mij vaker te realiseren dat het hier en nu (bijna) altijd de beste plek is om te vertoeven. Het verrijkt mijn leven met inzicht, verwondering en mildheid. Het is een geschenk om dit ook in mijn werk te kunnen brengen.’

Rob was eerder directeur van het Centrum voor Mindfulness, preventiemedewerker in de verslavingszorg, directeur van een organisatie voor gezondheidsvoorlichting, en had een eigen praktijk voor psychologische behandeling. Hij is niet praktiserend GZ-psycholoog, orthopedagoog en psycholoog NIP.