What is MSC Teacher Training?
You can find out more about the journey of teacher training with the Centre for MSC here. The next MSC teacher training in the UK will be hosted by the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and you can find more information at http://sussexmindfulnesscentre.nhs.uk/events/masterclasses/.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Deepen one’s personal practice of responding to difficult emotions with mindfulness and compassion
- Understand the current theory and research on self-compassion
- Identify the core themes and practices presented in each of the eight group sessions of MSC, plus the retreat day
- Develop the skills necessary to facilitate MSC groups, including how to guide meditation, teach from each participant’s direct experience and facilitate group cohesion
- Identify obstacles to mindful self-compassion practice and strategies for overcoming them
- Embody a mindful and compassionate stance toward students of the MSC program as they confront challenges to their practice
Prerequisites for attending a MSC Teacher Training are:
Previous participation in a five-day or eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion course (Please note: You must allow at least six months to elapse between completing your MSC course and beginning Teacher Training.
Established daily mindfulness practice of at least two years
Ongoing, daily, sitting meditation practice
Ongoing practice of loving-kindness and self-compassion in daily life
Attendance in at least one five-day silent, teacher-led meditation retreat
Experience teaching meditation in groups, such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, or in clinical settings
You do not have to be a clinician to take the MSC Teacher Training.
Upon completion of the MSC Teacher Training, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance and may teach their first 8-week MSC as a Teacher-in-Training, while simultaneously attending 10 online group consultation sessions offered by CMSC.