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Compassion-oriented events

These events support the development of people interested in compassion-oriented approaches, such as Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL). These include events lasting from one day up to a week and are typically led by nationally and internationally renowned speakers, as well as by local teachers with experience and training in this area.

  • Live Online MSC Core Skills Training in July 2020  with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

    Sussex Mindfulness Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion

    4 sessions: 15th, 19th 22nd 26th July 2020, 4pm-7pm BST (UK) 

    This workshop is a 4-session, online introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).  MSC is an empirically-supported training based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. The curriculum has been steadily refined since 2010 and taught to over 100,000 people worldwide.

    Sussex Mindfulness Centre is delighted to be able to offer the chance to attend this online workshop as part of the “Center for Mindful Self-Compassion World Tour” Please see more about the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion here

    The event will include 4 x online sessions There will also be additional support available between sessions from experienced MSC teachers.  A more detailed programme will be available nearer the time.

    After signing up for the event, joining instructions a link will be sent out to all participants.

    Ticket price:  £240 UK 

    This event has limited capacity and will be popular as it can now be accessed worldwide.  Please book your place here:

    As this mindful self-compassion (MSC) core skills training program is delivered by the Center for Mindful Self-compassion attendance of the programme is on the understanding that delegates accept their terms and conditions which are available to read when you sign up via eventbrite.


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  • Train to teach Mindful Self-compassion in 2021

    Delivered by the Center for Mindful-Self-Compassion on behalf of Sussex Mindfulness Centre

    MSC: Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training

    15th March 2021 arriving 3-5pm to 21st March 2021, departing after lunch.

    Led by Ali Lambie and Vanessa Hope, assisted by Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher

    Delivered by theCenter for Mindful-Self-Compassion

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    Hosted by Sussex Mindfulness Centre, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, at the beautiful Ammerdown retreat centre near Bath


    Early bird rate on or before 17th July 2020:

    Single occupancy room: £1,400pp

    Shared (either twin or double) occupancy: £1,300pp

    (please state which option you want and if there is anyone you want to share with)

    After 18th July 2020

    Single occupancy room: £1,700pp

    Shared (either twin or double) occupancy: £1,600pp

    (please state which option you want and if there is anyone you want to share with

    The first stage of the application process is to submit your registration form and pay the £500 non-refundable deposit. All balances must be paid in full by 15th January 2021.

    See supporting information here

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    See more information from the Center for Mindful Self-compassion

    What is Self-commpassion?

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  • 2-day Core Skills Workshop in Mindful Self-Compassion

    with Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chris Germer

    Sussex Mindfulness Centre is delighted to be able to host this workshop in Mindful Self Compassion workshop with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

    Sunday & Monday 11-12 July 2021


    Paganini Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel, 31-38 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR

    The MSC Core Skills program is a workshop and not a retreat.  Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life (and the rationale behind them).

    **This Core Skills Workshop allows an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in some of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week program in an intensive 2-day format. **

    After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

    1. Understand the science of self-compassion    
    2. Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    3. Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism  
    4. Manage caregiver fatigue           
    5. Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
    6. Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients
    7. Take the first step towards training as an MSC teacher

    This workshop is an introduction to MSC and is not a qualification to teach the 8-week MSC Course which requires further training. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.


    £240 Early bird Standard ticket
    £290 Standard ticket from 18 Dec 2020

    £190 Early bird Trust-employed ticket
    £240 Trust-employed ticket from 18 Dec 2020

    for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust-approved mindfulness teachers, trainers and SPFT advocates (no free places). 

    The price includes tea & coffee with pastries/biscuits during the breaks. Lunch or overnight accommodation are not included.

    Booking details to be posted here soon.

    For enquiries, please contact us at E:
    T: 0300 304 2057



    Cancellation Policy  

    You may cancel your place up to 3 months before the course start date but the following charges will apply:  Before 11 Jan 2021  we can give a 90% refund. Between 11 Jan and 10 April we can give a 50% refund. If you cancel your place within 3 months of the workshop start date (after 11 April 2021)  no refund will be available.


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