Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice

Course Registration

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
02/07/2014 - 08/07/2014
Please arrive for 5.30pm on Wednesday 2nd July 2014. The final session will finish at 12.30pm on Tuesday 8th July

This course is non-residential. This means that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements if the course is longer than one day in duration.

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Course teachers:
Guest Teacher - Christopher Germer
Christopher Germer, PhD, clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School; faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; international lecturer; author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; coeditor, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org

Kristin Neff
Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas; pioneering researcher on self-compassion; author, Self-Compassion and Self-Compassion: Step-by-Step; featured in award-winning documentary, The Horse Boy. www.Self-Compassion.org

Judith Soulsby
Judith has practised mindfulness meditation for around 40 years, receiving teaching mainly in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and attending 5 and 10 day retreats regularly. Judith has worked within the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) since its inception in 2001, and directed the Centre’s Master’s programmes for 6 years. She now works freelance as one of CMRP’s mindfulness teachers, supervisors and trainers, and has also taught silent mindfulness retreats for CMRP.

Judith trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) in 2014 with Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, Michelle Becker and Steven Hickman from the Center for MSC in the USA. She is a designated Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, and has now started to train MSC teachers in the UK.

Steven Hickman
Dr. Steven Hickman is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSD Departments of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine. He is the Executive Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, teaches a number of different mindfulness-based interventions, including MBSR, MBCT and Mindful Self-Compassion and is a a trainer of teachers in these programs. Dr. Hickman is also the Director of Professional Training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Course fees:
Programme Fee inclusive of refreshments and lunch - accommodation is not included: £615.00

Venue information:
Bangor University - Wheldon
Wheldon Building, Bangor, Gwynedd
Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence and exceeds expectations, both for academic standards and student experience. 'Wheldon' is a Bangor University building and is located just off Deiniol Road. The train station is a short walk from the Wheldon building and there is parking close if you are driving. Local shops and other amenities are nearby.

The CMRP receive very high levels of registrations each year. Unfortunately the number of people who register and then cancel is increasing as people are booking in advance to secure a place and then not committing to the course. This can result in empty course spaces due to last minute cancellations which is really disappointing for us in CMRP but also for people who have been unable to secure a place earlier. To enable a smoother administrative system and help reduce the possibility of empty spaces we are now requesting full payment at point of registration. Please visit our terms and conditions page before progressing with your application CMRP Finance Terms and Conditions.

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