March 28, 2024 6:00 pm - May 16, 2024 8:30 pm Online via Zoom

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-supported, 8-week training program
(plus one 3-hour silent retreat session) designed by clinical psychology
researchers Kristen Neff, PhD and Christopher Germer, PhD to cultivate the skill of
self-compassion. Self-compassion is associated with emotional well-being, less
anxiety, depression, and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and
exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

In MSC you’ll be learning:

  • how to stop being so hard on yourself
  • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • discover personal motivation from encouragement instead of self-criticism
  • ways to approach challenging relationships with greater ease
  • mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • learning how to tune into your own needs and offer self-care
  • how to manage caregiver fatigue

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a
sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness.

Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, helping us feel grounded
enough to see our entire experience exactly as it is. In all its glory and

Common humanity opens us to realizing that we’re not as alone as we
sometimes think we are. That others are struggling too.

Kindness opens our hearts to give ourselves what we truly need.
Together these three skills help us feel more resourced to fully experience and
engage with the important things in our lives.

Meet Your Teachers

Karen Plumbe (MSC Teacher)-

Karen has been working in mental health, health promotion, and health education for many years and has a passion for bringing people together to learn and grow. She has recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Psychology through Monash University and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion. 

Karen has attended and managed many Buddhist meditation retreats with a variety of local teachers and enjoys regular meditation practice. She attended her first Mindful Self Compassion course about 6 years ago and was instantly taken with the learning and the practices that helped her to be kinder to herself and calmer when life was challenging. She is very excited to be sharing this knowledge with others in the community.

Jude Baderle (Assistant Teacher)

Jude Baderle is a mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapist. She has a background in meditation, mindfulness, life coaching, healing, bodywork and creative arts. She has taught mindfulness and meditation classes for the Women’s Health Centre, Mindfulness Works Australia, and Insight Meditation.

She facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses and offers retreats on the mid-north coast.

Jude’s work is informed by Hakomi therapy, a mindfulness-based body-oriented therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy. Jude has a lifelong passion to explore this extraordinary human experience and contribute to the well-being and meaning of the collective experience. This path has led her to study traditional Buddhist meditation practices, somatic therapy, creative arts, and natural therapies.

Jude brings together the culmination of her discoveries, into a holistic and experiential approach. Jude has a love of nature, beauty, and art and brings creativity and playfulness to her work.

Weekly on a Thursday 28th March 2024 –  16th May 2024 6 – 8.30 pm

Online Via Zoom

Normally $495 or book before 8th March for $445. If finance is a
barrier to your attendance please speak with one of the teachers.


A free introduction session is on Thursday 7th March 6 – 7 pm come along and find out more about the program and ask any questions that you have.

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