Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training, MSC

30 August - 4 September 2020


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 7.500 SEK +VAT  (moms). Registration after May 1st 7.900 SEK +VAT (moms).

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook is includede in the course fee. The course will be given in English

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 2020.

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, cource 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
previous research she has studied the effect and
experience of Compassion Focused Therapy. 

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


Accommodation, booking and price: 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. Please discuss any special needs regarding food or other specific requirements directly with the hotel when you make your booking. 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 30 aug-4 sept 2020:

Sunday 30 August;

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

Friday 4 September;

  • Course ends Friday noon before lunch