Annette Boden MSc

MSC Courses

New: Mindful self-compassion online course starting August 10 2020

From the creators of the full 9 session MSC course, this new short online course covers all the essentials for these difficult times

I am very pleased to announce  the new short course, Mindful self-compassion online  is now open for applications!

When: Starting on Monday 10 August  evenings 7.00pm-8.30pm

Cost: Introductory price £180 payable on completion of application to and acceptance on the MSC 6-week online course prior to course commencement. Includes handouts, support,  and CPD certificate on request. Please note if this is a cost that you cannot manage at the moment due to COVID please let me know and I will reduce the cost to £150 for you.

This course is also open to all gatherers and anyone who has completed the programme previously for £90

This course has been carefully designed by The Centre for mindful self-compassion and the founders of the programme Professor Kristin Neff, and Dr Chris Germer and I have completed the training to offer this.

During these difficult times, now more than ever, as research and neuroscience shows, we need to develop a stronger , more resilient relationship with ourselves as we navigate through the difficult terrain that is COVID.

The programme is designed as a training to promote emotional well-being – it is not a therapy but its benefits are hugely therapeutic when the programme is practiced.

For further information on the programme content have a look at my Mindful self-compassion page here 

Here is a video clip  which has Chris Germer giving a talk last year on the history of the programme and its intentions.

Please get in touch here asap if you would like to apply for the course and please include MSC short online course in the subject field. You can call me too on 07753 957371

Call me on 07753 957371 in the first instance or email me here.

Annette’s MSC course background information for applicants 2020

Mindful self-compassion can be considered an ultimate emotional strengths and resilience training. It is an intelligent and compassionate response to suffering, trauma, and imperfection and is grounded in evidence based neuroscientific research, and evolutionary psychological research from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE  as a proven way to effectively overcome emotional difficulty and develop and healthier relationship with ourselves. The programme has been developed from the self-compassion research of Professor Kristin Neff, and the clinical wisdom and expertise of Dr Chris Germer as they joined forces to founder this unique, and now world -renowned therapeutic training.

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential inter-relatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.

I am delighted to be able to deliver this new 6 -week online offering from the centre for mindful self- compassion: Mindful self-compassion -a short six-week online course.

You will be learning to activate and developing an evolutionary adaptive driver which helps to neutralize the effects of stress, both internal (from our own mind and inner critic) and external (from the daily challenges we face in our lives such financial, and health). You will learn practices that will support your well-being and help you move forward in your life, overcome difficulty, and evolve.

This resilience training enables you to manoeuvre and transform the most difficult emotions when compassion is applied and reinforced.

Autumn programme 2020

NB: Due to COVID this may be due to change to an online weekly programme. I will keep you posted!

Saturdays over five weekends  will run from 10.30-5pm with the exception of the retreat session which will be four hours on a stand alone day. Please bring vegan or vegetarian food to share for lunch.

October 17     10.30am-5.00pm – session 1 and 2

October 31      10.30am -5.00pm – session 3 and 4

November 14   2.00pm -6.00pm – Retreat session

November 21   10.30am-5.00pm – session 5 and 6

December 5     10.30am -5.00pm – session 7 and 8

Cost:   £290 for the course and retreat session  with the new fully updated programme.This includes all handouts, refreshments, and includes a 4 hour silent retreat. The length of sessions has reverted back to 2 3/4 hours with a 15 minute break as per the latest guidelines from The Centre for Mindful Self Compassion to ensure that 85% of the course materials are covered. The 9 session course  meets partial requirement for teacher training.

The venue is now confirmed for Pickmere Village Hall -this is Knutsford and is within very easy reach of M56 and M6. Pickmere Village Hall is 1 mile from the motorway and is on the left about 100 yards before Pickmere and Wincham Methodist church. It is also near The Red Lion pub in Pickmere on Pickmere Lane-it is set back from the road and is a small Hall.

The full address is : Pickmere Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0JU

Please email me your details and preferences from the above if you would like to attend the programme.

There are just 10 places as I only run small groups so please get in touch asap

 

Please register your interest here stating in the main body of your message -your preference of afternoons, early evenings or Saturdays run over five fortnightly weekends.

For further information and an application form please contact me in the first instance on 07753 957371 or email me . You can also print off the application form here:

Annette’s MSC course background information for applicants 2020

Please be aware that of May 2018 GDPR is in place and you can view my privacy policy here. I would suggest that the safest way to offer your personal details on the application form is by post. However, I will accept the form by email but please be mindful that I cannot be held responsible for insecure links via the internet.

Places are limited to 10 and secured by completed application form and £50 non-refundable but transferable deposit. This can be paid online via bacs (please get in touch for details) or by postal cheque made payable to ‘Annette Boden’ and sent to ‘ Room 5, The Knutsford Town House Business Centre, 98 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HQ.
I have had a number of inquiries regarding completing the programme again.
I myself completed the programme twice to reinforce my learning before undertaking ‘teacher training’ so for anyone wishing to complete this rewarding and life-affirming programme again I am offering a 50% discount at £145 in 2020!

NB: Full payment of £290.00 for all MSC course attendance options is due at least one month prior to course commencement and no later than one week before. Cancellations made within one week of commencement will be 50% refundable. Payment can be made and a place secured with a non-refundable but transferable deposit of £50 and the balance is due one month prior to commencement and no later than one week prior to commencement.

If you have any questions regarding payment please get in touch.

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported, 8- week, 9 -session (a half –day retreat is included) training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

For further and application please email me or call me on 07753 957371

The course fee for the full 9 session official MSC programme includes all handouts/course materials and refreshments. I also offer online/telephone support throughout the course.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance which enables you to meet partial fulfilment of the requirements to apply to become an MSC Teacher. You can then apply for Teacher training.

You will also be eligible and very welcome to continue your journey and join the growing High Peak MSC community ‘six- weekly gathering’, supporting and maintaining your practice. Membership is free with a small attendance fee of £20.00 for each session. The gatherings run every six weeks or so on Saturday mornings from 10.00am until 12.30pm at Disley Friends meeting House.

NB: I am unable to offer the option of alternating between courses due to the nature of the course and the importance of maintaining and supporting group cohesion and safe boundaries for each group during the 8 – week programme. However, you will still qualify for a certificate and meet partial fulfilment of the requirements for Teacher training application with 80% attendance.

The course includes a half day retreat which has previously been offered at extra but discounted cost for a full day as a non-essential part of the programme but it is now incorporated into the courses this year.

I would be honoured if you would join me as we take this journey together -will you walk with me?

I offer you this invitation to open your heart, open your eyes, open your ears. Open your mind to become more fully present, right now, right here, in this beautiful moment that you are drawing the breath that gives you life – a life to be treasured, nurtured, and loved.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE AND CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS!

New online course starting on June 27

Places will be limited to 10.

This course was originally planned for May 23 start and has been pushed back to start on June 27. It will run over 9 weeks on Saturdays -please see the dates and times given below.

The cost for this is being offered in a number of ways: 

The reduced rate from £290 to the online cost of  £250 for the entire course and includes, course materials, and online support throughout the course, course certificate. The course is run securely on zoom.

Introduce a full paying friend and receive a further  £30 discount and pay just £220

NB: If you have completed the course previously with me and would like the opportunity to deepen your practice and reinforce your learning during this time when self compassion is so important then I am offering a full 50% discount as I do with the face to face courses. So you will pay just £125.

Full payment is required before course commencement. You can secure your place now with a £50 non refundable deposit and pay the balance up to 1 week before course commencement. Payment is made via bacs online or via paypal where there will be a 2% surcharge. so if paying via paypal: £255 full cost, £224.40 when introudcing a full paying friend, £127.50 if attending the course again, £51 deposit.

If you are unable to pay the full amount before commencement of the course then contact me directly to discuss installment options.

 

Summer online programme to be offered on Saturdays over 9 weeks:

June 27 10.30-1.30 pm -session 1 and introduction to the course

July 4 10.30-1.00pm – session 2

July 11 2.00-4.30pm  – session 3

July 18  10.30-1.00pm  – session 4

August 1  10.30-1.00pm – session 5

August 8  10.30-1.30pm  – Retreat session

August 15   2.00-4.30pm – session 6 

August 22  2.00-4.30pm – session 7

August  29  10.30-1.30pm – session 8 

 

Please email here  in the first instance to register your interest for any of the planned  MSC courses and to obtain an application form or call me on 07753 957371. You can also download the application form below and email the completed form back in a password protected word document.

Annette’s MSC course background information for applicants 2020

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All MSC courses will now take place in East and South Cheshire, however the original ‘six weekly gathering’ will continue to be held at Disley Quaker meeting in East Cheshire which borders with the High peak. Other gatherings will take place in South Cheshire also as the year progresses.

The new year programme is available and open for applications for the weekly course or Saturdays over 5 weekends:

There are limited places as I only run small groups so please get in touch asap as I have new dates with Cheshire  venues TBC.

Please note that some dates may be subject to change as the year progresses.

 

 

All MSC courses will now take place in Manchester, East and South Cheshire, however the original ‘six weekly gathering’ will continue to be held at Disley Quaker meeting in East Cheshire which borders with the High peak. Other gatherings will take place in South Cheshire also as the year progresses.

 

 

I offer you this invitation to open your heart, open your eyes, open your ears. Open your mind to become more fully present, right now, right here, in this beautiful moment that you are drawing the breath that gives you life – a life to be treasured, nurtured, and loved.

If you have any questions regarding payment please get in touch.

Please note: If you are thinking of becoming a Mindful self compassion teacher there will be a teacher training in 2019 either here in the UK and I am sure 2020, or elsewhere that you will be able to attend so places on this course, which fulfills partial requirement for teacher training, will fill up fast.

However, if this is your first time as a participant then I urge you to immerse yourself fully into the experience for yourself to gain the best experience. Then you will have the knowledge to pass on to others, but only if you comitt to taking care of yourself first and learning from your own experience. So, I am making this clear now – if you want to attend solely for the purpose of teaching others and have not competed this course before, then refresh your aim and intention for the present moment so that you can focus fully on the practices and how they benefit you.

For further information and an application form please contact me in the first instance on 07753 957371 or email me .

Please be aware that of May 2018 GDPR is in place and you can view my privacy policy here. I would suggest that the safest way to offer your personal details on the application form  is by post. However, I will accept the form by email but please be mindful that I cannot be held responsible for insecure links via the internet.

Places are limited and secured by completed application form and £50 non-refundable  deposit. This can be paid online via bacs (please get in touch for details) or by postal cheque made payable to ‘Annette Boden’ and sent to ‘ Room5 , 98 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HQ.
I have had a number of inquiries regarding completing the programme again.
I myself completed the programme twice to reinforce my learning before undertaking ‘teacher training’  so for anyone wishing to complete this rewarding and life-affirming  programme again I am offering a 50% discount at £145 in 2020!

NB: Full payment of £290.00 for all MSC course attendance options is due at least one month prior to course commencement and no later than one week before. Cancellations made within one week of commencement will be 50% refundable. Payment can be made and a place secured with a non-refundable  deposit of £50 and the balance is due one month prior to commencement and no later than one week prior to commencement.

If you have any questions regarding payment please get in touch.

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported, 8- week, 9 -session (a half –day retreat is included) training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

For further and application please email me or call me on 07753 957371

 

The course fee for the full 9 session official MSC programme includes all handouts/course materials and refreshments. I also offer online/telephone support throughout the course.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance which enables you to meet partial fulfilment of the requirements to apply to become an MSC Teacher. You can then apply for Teacher training.

You will also be eligible and very welcome to continue your journey and join the growing High Peak MSC community ‘six- weekly gathering’, supporting and maintaining your practice. Membership is free with a small attendance fee of £20.00 for each session. The gatherings run every six weeks or so on Saturday mornings from 10.00am until 12.30pm at Disley Friends meeting House.

I would be honoured if you would join me as we take this journey together -will you walk with me?

I offer you this invitation to open your heart, open your eyes, open your ears. Open your mind to become more fully present, right now, right here, in this beautiful moment that you are drawing the breath that gives you life – a life to be treasured, nurtured, and loved.