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7 Day Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
12/07/2015 - 18/07/2015
Arrive from 2pm onwards. The course will finish around 11.30am on the last day.

Course teachers:
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 Certificated Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, and an MSC Teacher Trainer.

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.

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.

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 Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Vanessa Hope
Vanessa has been practising yoga and meditation since 1980 and is currently working with a Zen teacher. She is a member of the core teacher team with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor, working as a trainer and supervisor with them since 2007. She also taught on their Masters Programme for 5 years. Vanessa also has experience of facilitating 7-day silent retreats for experienced mindfulness practitioners.

Vanessa is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Trainer and teaches MBSR and MSC courses for CMRP and in Hertfordshire where she lives.

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Course fees:
MSC Course fee (does not include accommodation costs - please see course descriptor for more information): £655.00

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

Venue information:
Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire
Hawkstone Hall is an early 18th century Georgian mansion set in extensive parkland in Shropshire, England.

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