Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training, MSC

28 August – 2 September 2022
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 2022, 7.950 SEK +VAT (moms). Registration after May 1st 2022, 8.200 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 booking of accommodation, please see below.

Participants: max 45. We reserve the right to cancel the course if the number of participants is less then 45. We ask participants to take full responsibillity for the cost of cancellation due to future possible Covid restrictions. If the course is cancelled we will of course refound your registration fee.

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

Dr. Christine Brähler  (DClinPsy, PhD) is one of the first teachers and teacher trainers  of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Programme, which she offers internationally. She has served on the Board and as International Coordinator of the Centre of Mindful Self-Compassion alongside the founders of MSC, Christopher Germer, PhD and Kristin Neff, PhD. Christine conducted the first randomized controlled trial of Compassion Focused Therapy in severe mental illness in collaboration with Professor Paul Gilbert (founder of Compassion Focused Therapy). She is a trained clinical psychologist, licensed psychotherapist in CBT, supervisor and honorary lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK. Christine also gives courses in self-compassion in clinical practice, for more information see this link: www.selfcompassioninclinicalpractice.com. For clinical tips in using self-compassion see: www.youtube.com/watch

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 2022.

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, has a
master in Health science. The MA thesis is a qualitative study about the experience of feeling safe. She has also studied 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 7 400, single room      SEK 8 990 (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 28 aug – 2 sept 2022:

Sunday 28 August;

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

Friday 2 September;

  • Course ends Friday noon before lunch