The CDP for MBSR is a unique and in-depth program offered for MBSR graduates (including MBSR teachers) to deepen mindfulness practice in daily life. Its spacious approach and community focus help bring mindfulness practice from head to heart. Classes are intentionally kept very small (25 or less) to support connection and encouragement, where people can flourish together. The course is built on
8 Months of MBSR
8-month MSC Deepening
MSC Community for Deepening Practice (CDP) The CDP is a vibrant and enriching program offered to all MSC graduates (including emerging MSC teachers) to deepen embodiment of self-compassion in daily life. The course runs for 8 months, and we meet weekly, with several rest weeks built in. Apply for 2024 cohorts ••• Because this is a graduates’ course, CDP is a deepening and elaboration of MSC.
CDP-Evolving (6 months)
Anyone who's experienced the CDP knows that the deeper we go into practice, the richer the wonder and potential for insight. This course is an evolution of the CDP in which we consider topics ripe for further exploration. In the CDP-EVOLVING, we retain the same intimate class size and format, plus participants receive opportunities for creative personal and group practice. All topics are … More...
“Self-compassion takes its own time. It can't be rushed. The CDP program is a unique opportunity to let self-compassion live and breathe in your life until it resonates in every cell of your body.
The CDP teachers embody the practice themselves and they have a special ability to weave together a supportive community as they attend to each individual's self-compassion journey. I can't recommend the CDP program highly enough.”
— Chris Germer, Co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion program
The CDP is a vibrant and enriching MSC Graduates' program created in conjunction with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
It is intended to support and deepen the personal practice of MSC graduates beyond the initial course itself and will allow them to embody their self-compassion skills over the longer term. Because this is a graduates’ course, the CDP will not explicitly just reteach MSC. Rather, the CDP is a deepening and elaboration of those practices and teachings during which participants re-commit to integrating and embodying self-compassion into daily life through regular, long-term practice. This more slowly paced, spiral learning approach allows participants to consciously embody, expand and deepen their learning.
"The real transformation that is possible with the practice of self-compassion comes as it is woven through our lives in deeper and deeper ways. The Community for Deepening Practice is a perfect vehicle for supporting people in this weaving process through dialogue, continued practice and extended exploration through new exercises designed to extend the learning of MSC. I highly recommend this program for anyone seeking to continue the process that began in MSC."
-Dr. Steve Hickman, Former Executive Director, CMSC