Mindful Self-Compassion Workshops

Adelaide Mindfulness offer a range of Mindful Self-Compassion workshops.


These include:

Free MSC Information Sessions
Creating Balance: Wise Compassion for past MSC participants
MSC Inner Resiliency Training (6-hours)

We can also create workshops to meet the needs of your workplace, community group or organisation.
Please contact Tina to discuss.

Creating Balance: Wise Compassion

Compassion-focused mindfulness for greater energy, clarity and joy.

Post your MSC or Mindfulness training have you found living a mindful and compassionate life more challenging than you thought? Finding discernment when it comes to our compassionate actions can be complicated. We all know that feeling of giving too much, or feeling confused about how to meet the needs of others and ourselves at times. That feeling of being lost somewhere between acceptance of how things are and striving for them to be different.

This 6-hour workshop explores how gently persevering with mindfulness and self-compassion can be the key to finding that point of balance with our wisdom and compassion in any given moment. Creating balance then evokes greater energy, steadiness and joy.
We are subject to so much suffering in our society these days, ours, our loved ones and also on a global level. Married with this are so many expectations placed upon us. Without the clarity and insights that mindfulness and self-compassion bring chronic overwhelm or resentment is an all too real possibility.

Learn practices that are evidenced based and deepen into some thoughtful inner reflections to live a more authentic and compassionate life. Understanding our shared human needs and our limitations can enable us to stay loving and present without burning out or becoming over-whelmed. Through the increased clarity mindfulness can bring and by including one's self in the flow of compassion we more easefully stay present with ourselves and others through both the easy and difficult times.

Completion of a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program or Mindfulness program such as the Month of Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or Mindfulness Based Stress Reducation (MBSR) is essential.

Upcoming workshops:
To register interest in one of these workshops please contact Tina: 0430-328-007

Free Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) information session

A free session that allows you to meet the teachers, chat with past participants, learn about the benefits of MSC and experience some of the simple practices.


Research supporting the positive impacts of both mindfulness and self-compassion are rapidly growing alongside the wonderful feedback that we are getting from the past participants of our MSC programs.

So what is MSC? Who is it for? What will you learn? Who are the teachers? How does the programs unfold?
Come along and find out!

Next Information Session

Date & Time: Date to be confirmed in May, 2021, 7pm - 8:30pm

Location: The Sophia venue, 225 Cross Road Cumberland Park, SA

To book a place:
Email Tina to register interest or call: 0430-328-007

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC): Inner Resilience Training for People in the Caring Professions

Are your work demands negatively impacting your well-being, quality of life, health, sleep? Do you find it hard to say no? Are your energy levels depleted due to the care you give to others? Do you give to the point of burn out?

If the answer is yes then this program may well be just what you need to start turning things around to great ease and balance for work and for life in general.


Have you ever wondered if there was a skill you could use to help you sustain compassionate care in the face of competing demands and the ongoing empathic resonance with the people in your care?

Burgeoning research is showing that self-compassion skills can be of particular benefit to those working in the caring professions, allowing them to experience greater satisfaction in their caring roles, increased well-being and emotional resilience. The good news is that self-compassion skills are trainable.


Details of the Workshop:


MSC: Inner Resiliency Training is an adapted workshop tailored toward the use of mindfulness and self-compassion practices in the caring setting. This brief training aims to improve wellbeing and emotional resilience by teaching skills to use with distressing emotional situations as they occur.

Learning aims:
As opposed to other self-care techniques, MSC practices can be used on the spot while at work with patients / clients and colleagues, like learning to breathe under water. Participating in this workshop you will learn tools to utilize throughout the workday and your everyday life to:

• Care for you while caring for others.
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease.
• Be able to listen receptively with compassion to self and others.
• Reconnect to the values that give your life and work meaning.

MSC Inner Resilience Training is a shortened adapted version of the 8-week MSC developed by Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chris Germer. The structure is either 1 x 6-hour workshop or 6 x 60-minute sessions. The focus is on the core informal MSC skills. These skills, although requiring an intentional daily effort to integrate do not require extra time or formal meditation practice. The design of this workshop in itself is a compassionate response to address the fact that people working in the caring professions are often time poor and exhausted in the work they do to care for others.

Your Teacher:
Tina Gibson is a Certified MSC Teacher, and Australia\'s only Teacher Trainer and Mentor. She was granted Certification in 2015 by the Mindfulness-Based Professional Teaching Institute, University of California San Diego. Her teaching brings understanding, humour, warmth and honesty coming from years of teaching and practicing compassion-based mindfulness and working within our health system.

6 x 60-minutes sessions at your facility
6-hour workshop
There is flexibility to customize the delivery format to meet the needs of your facility.

$1,500, for groups up to 30 people.

For more information:
Please email Tina Gibson or phone 0430-328-007


Comments from participants

“I have found mindfulness a key to coping."

“Learning to be still and kind to myself."

“Tina, you create a safe, warm, kind and comfortable environment."

Compassion-Based Mindfulness Programs and Workshops:
Creating and delivering individual sessions or group training in Mindfulness, Meditation, Compassion and 
Self-Compassion to manage problematic stress and anxiety.
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