Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training, MSC

29 August - 3 September 2021

New dates, as above, for MSC Intensive Training. Due to COVID-19 this course has been postponed from 30 August - 4 September 2020 to 29 August - 3 September 2021. 

Location: Nösund Havshotell, Orust, Bohuslän

(1hour from Gothenburg)

Immerse yourself in the MSC Intensive on the West Swedish coast this summer. Let the rugged beauty and serenity of the sea and hotel with spa support you.

Course fee: Early Bird Registration, before May 1st 2021, 7.500 SEK +VAT (moms). Registration after May 1st 2021, 7.900 SEK +VAT (moms).

The course will be given in English. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook is included in the course fee, as well as a certificat at the end of the course. Morning and afternoon coffee and snacks is also included in the fee. For accommodation, please see below.

Participants: max 45


Teachers: Dr. Christine Brähler, Dr. Anna Ehnvall, Anna Rask Sanchez

Dr. Christine Brähler is a teacher and trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) around the world, she has given several trainings together with one of the founders of MSC, Christhopher Germer, PhD, and been responsible for the MSC training programme in Europe. Christine has a PhD in compassion research, conducted together with Professor Paul Gilbert (founder of Compassion Focused Therapy). She is a trained clinical psychologist, licensed psychoterapist in CBT, supervisor and lecturer.
Dr. Anna Ehnvall is a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, licensed psychotherapist in CBT, supervisor and teacher in CBT, psychiatrist and Associate Professor at Gothenburg University.
Anna Rask Sanchez is a qualified MBSR teacher, licensed psychotherapist in CBT and physiotherapist.

Registration: last date 1 July 2021.

Step one: To ensure the course matches your expectations, needs and abilities, we
require you to first complete this confidential screening questionnaire. Only the
teacher, Dr Christine Brähler, will view this information. 


Step two: Once the teacher Christine Brähler has received the questionnaire and confirmed your eligibility, the course administrator, Kiki Palmer, will contact you to arrange registration and payment and offer support with any practical questions. The registration is binding. In case of course cancellation, course fee will be refunded.


Kiki Palmer, course administrator, is finishing a
master in Health science. The thesis is a qualitative
study about the experience of feeling safe. In
a previous study she researched the effect and
experience of Compassion Focused Therapy. 

Telephone nr: +46 70 2569244
Mail: kipalmer@hotmail.com


Accommodation: Nösund Havshotell

5 nights, full pension (including 3 course dinners), shared double room SEK 6 990, single room      SEK 8 490 (prices exclusive VAT). Free access to spa and relax. Any special needs regarding food or other specific requirements can be discussed directly with the hotel upon booking your hotel room. You will receive a booking code for this special accommodation offer at course registration.

About the course:

This 5-days MSC course is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week
Mindful Self- Compassion (MSC) program designed to cultivate the skill of selfcompassion.

In a randomized, controlled study, MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced in their daily lives. A metaanalysis supports many of this findings and an article about mindfulness and compassion preventing burn-out in health professionals  can be found in Läkartidningen (Medical journal), for further reading. After the Intensive, MSC participants are encouraged to practice mindfulness and self-compassion up to 1/2 hour per day, and teachers will provide tips for home practice. More about the course (pdf)

MSC course timings 29 aug-3 sept 2021:

Sunday 29 August;

  • Registration at 15 pm and onward
  • Dinner 17.30 pm
  • Course starts 7pm-8.30

Friday 3 September;

  • Course ends Friday noon before lunch