date: 4. 7. 2019 - 7. 7. 2019

4-day Intensive certified MSC course July 2019

místo: / map address: Evropská 370/15, Praha 6 time: 4. 7. 09:00 – 7. 7. 19:00 price: 16 500 Kč number of vacancies: 9
Happy Heart z.ú. has the honor and privilege to host fully certified Senior Teachers, Mrs Helle Laursen and Mr. Amir Imani in Czech Republic. Helle and Amir have kindly accepted to visit us from abroad to deliver this unique certified course in Prague:


MSC has been developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, and Kristin Neff, PhD, self-compassion researcher, author, and Associate Professorat the University of Texas at Austin.

This Intensive 4 day Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program offers an intense experience of the full curriculum of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training. You’ll get a certificate and a  training fulfilling the pre-requisite for attending Teacher Training.

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is a journey: an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness, a practical training in compassion for oneself and others. The program is focused on giving you a felt-sensed experience of Self-Compassion, and consists of both formal and informal exercises. You will learn how to twist and enhance exercises to fit them to your life and everyday situations.

Rapidly expanding research has clearly demonstrated that Self-Compassion is closely linked to our mental health, emotional resilience, joy and the ability to create warm and supportive relationships, as well as reducing levels of stress, anxiety and depression. 

What is Self-Compassion ?

Self-compassion is taking care of oneself with the same openhearted support that you would give a loved one when needed. It is the emotional attitude of mindfulness when we come in contact with suffering. 

Mindfulness says, "Open to your suffering with spacious awareness and acceptance, and it will change." Self-compassion adds, "Be kind to yourself in the midst of suffering and it will change." 

Mindfulness asks, "What do I know?” and self-compassion asks, "What do I need?"

The emphasis of the program being on enhancing our own emotional resources to meet challenges. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our imperfections, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect, and be fully human.


Self-Compassion: how to learn it ?

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to oneself. 

It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-rumination when things go wrong. 


Who is it for ?

This program is designed for members of the general public, as well as for professionals who wish to integrate Mindful Self-Compassion into their work for others. 

Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in the MSC program. 

It is especially suited for those who wish to become more resilient in their daily life, and for managers, teachers, caregivers (in private life and/or work life) and any Health Care professionals seeking to integrate compassion even deeper into their work.

When signing up for the program, you’ll be asked to fill out a short questionnaire.


In this MSC program you will learn how to:

  • stop being so hard on yourself
  • handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • motivate yourselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
  • respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
  • transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises into daily life
  • teach simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, clients or family
  • describe the theory and research supporting mindful self-compassion
  • practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation


More about the program 

For all detailed information about that course, including the venue, price and timetable:



About the Senior teachers

please meet with Mrs. Helle Laursen 

and please meet with Mr. Amir H. Imani 


For any additional questions, please contact us at:

+420 736611621

+45 30257548