Barbara has recently had a family bereavement and will not be working for the time being – watch this space.

Mindful Self Compassion an eight week course CANCELLED


"Thank you so much for a lovely eight weeks.

It was wonderful to feel the connected presence grow in the group as we all got to know one another better. I didn't want it to end. But life moves on! For me it has beena journey from what was a reasonable level of self knowledge beforehand, to actually appreciating and loving myself as I am.  I think that this new warmth towards myself helps me to be better at extending the same loving kindness to others.  It's the beginning of a journey that I'm sure will enrich the rest of my life". Mave

Mindful Self Compassion is an eight week course developed by Christopher K. Germer PhD., leader in the intergration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff PhD., pioneeriing researcher in the field of self compassion.  MSC combines the skills of minfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience.

Self compassion is 'being kind and caring toward yourself rather than harshly self-critical; framing imperfection in terms of the shared human experience and seeing things clearly (mindfulness) without ignoring or exaggerating problems'. With Compassion training, we start with ourselves. Many people find being compassionate towards others relatively easy but being kind and understanding towards themselves a real challenge. Research shows that Self Compassion enhances rather than undermines motivation. 

'There is exponentially growing research to show that self-compassion is highly effective in increasing wellbeing. It motivates and strengthens making us more resilient, at the same time decreasing our experience of suffering'. Coming from compassionate strength and resilience within, we are best placed to be able to support others as well as ourselves.

I view this course as a natural development for the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training.  Just like Mindfulness, Self Compassion is nurtured through meditation practices, developing our natural innate capacty. Our experience of life is transformed at a deeper level as a result of this change of heart. To read more about compassion please see my page on this website. 

Dates 9th October - November 27th. Mondays 2 - 4.45 with the exception of October 9th 2 - 5pm. A practice day from 10.30 - 3.30pm 26th November.

Cost £220.00 to include the comprehensive folder. This fee is payable to Hamblin Hall as all the admin for the course is organised by them. It is advisable although not necessary to have been on an MBSR course or have a mindfulness practice, before embarking on this one.  Please contact me, Barbara to talk about suitability before contacting Hamblin. 01243 785333.

The programme fulfils one of the prerequisites for becoming an MSC teacher. For more informaiton on MSC andMSC Teacher Training please visit www.CenterFor




Course Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 14:00
Course Cost: 


Hamblin Hall
Main Road Bosham
PO18 8PJ Chichester, SXW


Course Date The name of the course Venue Details
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:30 Silent Practice Day at Hamblin Hall
Hamblin Hall, Bosham House
Main Road Bosham