Mindful Self-Compassion Training: the 8-week program

 ”’ Next program starts October 22, 2019! ”’ 

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (Self-Compassion.org) and Christopher Germer, PhD, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts.

The 8-week format:  Consists of eight weekly, 2 ½ -hour sessions in a classroom/discussion group format, plus a 4-hour retreat. This class is often most easily integrated into our lives and offers an extended opportunity to deepen and solidify our practice.

Prerequisites:  Beginners with an interest in mindfulness and people who meditate regularly are both welcome.

Instructors:  Anja Benesch and Wiebke Pausch (Trained Teachers). Both were trained by Chris Germer, Christine Brähler, Regula Saner and Hilde Steinhauser. Anja works as a psychotherapist in private practice and Wiebke is a body-centered Certified Art Therapist.


Anja Benesch

Wiebke Pausch

Dates:  Tuesdays on October  22 / 29; November 5 / 12 / 19 / 26; December 3 / 10 in 2019. Time: 18:30 – 21:30 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)

Retreat Day: November 23, 2019; Time: 10:00 – 14:00 (10am – 2pm)

Free Introductory Session:  None planned for 2019; 19:00 – 21:00 (7pm – 9pm).

This mini workshop is open to everyone and offers a mix of short talks, experiential exercises and an introductory meditation, providing a sneak-peek into the 8-week program starting in fall 2019. Participants will also get a taste of the supportive group format designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Registration required. Donations welcome.

Location for Training Program: InKontakt Gestaltinstitut, Gleimstrasse 37, 10437 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg (please note: subject to change)

Location for Introductory Session: InKontakt Gestaltinstitut, Gleimstrasse 37, 10437 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg

Cost: 450 Euros / Early Bird Rebate for registration by July 15, 2019: 420 Euros; special discount for students and the retired: 370 Euros / Early Bird Rebate: 350 Euros. Payment Plans available – please talk to us. Registration ends September 15, 2019.


Registration & Further Information

Spaces are limited. To book the Free Intro and / or the 8-Week MSC program please express your interest by sending an email to wipausch@gmail.com or to msc@anjabenesch.com, specifying what event you would like to register for.

You may also contact us about any additional information via those email addresses.