Mindful Self-Compassion Residential Intensive

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Mindful Self-Compassion Residential Intensive

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Dates: June 2-7, 2019

Check in is at 2:00pm on June 2.

Check out at 11:00am on June 7.

Location:  Heartwood Refuge, Hendersonville, NC

CEUs available

This course is a pre-requisite for MSC teacher training.

Dr. Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips teach this 5 day RESIDENTIAL intensive version of the evidenced-based 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. 

Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills and practices of mindfulness and self-compassion to increase emotional well-being. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected, presence during difficult moments in our lives.

In MSC you’ll learn to:

• Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
• Understand the science of self-compassion
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
• Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
• Transform challenging relationships, old and new
• Manage caregiver fatigue
• Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
• Teach simple self-compassion skills to others

Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices.  MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves.



This course is held at Heartwood Refuge Center in Hendersonville, NC, a small town in the NC mountains. All meals are provided by Heartwood Refuge and included in your registration fee. Minded handles all accommodations for the retreat. You do not need to reserve a room directly with the Retreat Center. Heartwood Refuge provides three meals a day, and this is included in your program fee.

Program Fees

$595 early bird tuition (before April 1, 2019) + $360 4 nights accommodation = 855

$695 regular (after April 1, 2019) + $360 4 nights accommodation = 955

No refunds are available after May 2, 2019

A $50 cancellation fee applies prior to May 2.


Heartwood Refuge is easily accessible from the Interstate. The closest airports are Charlotte-Douglas International (1 hr 45 mins) and Asheville Regional Airport (25 mins). We are happy to connect participants for carpooling either from the airport or your hometown. Just let us know.