Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training pathway
With our partners, we offer teacher training to enable you to teach the eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion course.
Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training
Mindful Self-Compassion is an internationally renowned programme developed by Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chris Germer in the USA. As Mindful Self-Compassion has spread around the globe, many countries have developed what are now well-established Mindful Self-Compassion centres of excellence, offering a variety of training opportunities.
In the UK, the Sussex Mindfulness Centre, the Mindfulness Network and Mindful Self-Compassion UK, have been offering regular Mindful Self-Compassion events for ten years. As leading mindfulness organisations and individuals, we have come together to provide a clear teacher training pathway from introductory workshops to teacher training programmes.
Mindful Self Compassion teacher training pathway
The teacher training pathway is outlined below. Steps 1 and 2 are required before training to teach Mindful Self-Compassion. Steps 3 to 5 describe the teacher training pathway. And Step 6 describes a fully trained teacher, which includes recommended ongoing supervision.
Steps to take
The collaborating partners working together on the teacher training pathway for Mindful Self-Compassion in the UK are:
A supportive community of Mindful Self-Compassion teachers based in the UK whose website hosts a directory of courses, workshops and retreats. Also, MSC-UK offers regular networking events for teachers and practice opportunities for the general public.
Part of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Sussex Mindfulness Centre aims to improve the wellbeing and mental health of all people who can benefit from mindfulness. They do this by running mindfulness and compassion programmes training teachers and conducting research.