Center for Mind-Body medicine, Israel
in collaboration with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
MSC - Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Course
December 3 - 6, 2018, Israel
Co-Taught By: Steve Hickman
Senior MSC Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Executive
Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness
and Galia Tyano Ronen
The workshop is conducted in English
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Participants will learn and apply the three key components of self-compassion to cultivate a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption.
Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human.
Program activities include:
Meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond when difficult emotions arise and to provide tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves and others.
The emphasis of the program is on enhancing emotional resources and personal capacities.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
• begin to transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation
• motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
• relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance
• teach simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients
• participate in the MSC's teachers training (subject to meeting admission criteria)
This program is designed for members of the general public, as well as for professionals who wish to integrate self-compassion into their work. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in this 5-day program. All are welcome!
The intensive is held at the ICMBM, Shivtei Israel 103 st, Ramat Hasharon, Israel.
Tuition fee is 2,600 nis (new Israeli Shekel).
A clinical psychologist and retired Associate Clinical Professor in the UC San Diego Departments of Family Medicine & Public Health and Psychiatry. He is the Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and the Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Dr. Hickman teaches Mindful Self-Compassion around the world and trains teachers of that program and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, in addition to speaking and teaching on the topic of teaching mindfulness-based programs. Steve is particularly interested in supporting people in developing greater self-compassion and mindfulness and is involved in projects to develop these capacities in Olympic-class athletes.