Mindful Self-Compassion


What is Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindfulness has its origins in Eastern contemplative practices but has evolved into an approach now recognised as being of benefit within a wide range of health and education settings and within the community generally.

Mindfulness involves being aware of and accepting the full experience of life as it unfolds, involving all our senses, thoughts and emotions. Heartfulness is an essential component which, when combined with mindfulness, brings the vital element of a kind and gentle attitude toward oneself and others.

MSC workshops

MSC can be experienced in an intensive format, with the 8 sessions occuring over consecutive days including the extra retreat session.

The MSC intensive follows the same format and content as the 8-week program.
Due to work or family commitments the intensive training may work better for some, it allows participants to fully immerse themselves in MSC. There are options of retreat style residential MSC intensives or non-residential. Please scroll down to see options of intensives with Tina Gibson in 2018.

Words from Tina regarding teaching Compassion-based Mindfulness:

"I am passionate about creating and teaching compassion-based mindfulness to people of all ages and all walks of life. I believe that all things are truly workable, and that there is a lot more right with people than wrong with them, no matter how stuck we might feel. At Adelaide Mindfulness we creatively deliver our teachings with heartfelt presence, humour and authenticity. We are committed to assisting people to care for themselves and each other - benefiting our community and our world. So start your journey of  greater awareness and compassion here, in this very moment."

Some attempts to define Mindfulness...

'When we pause, allow a gap and breath deeply, we can experience instant refreshment. Suddenly, we slow down, look out, and there's the world.'
- Pema Chödrön

'The art of conscious living.'
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

'The awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.'
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

'You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather.'
- Pema Chodron

'When you hear the word Mindfulness, you have to understand that it is presence of heart.'
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Chinese character for Mindfulness below combines the two symbols: presence and heart.

MSC program delivery

• 8-week programs. Click here to find out the details of the next program.
• 5-day intensive MSC training - where all 8 sessions are covered in 4 days followed by a retreat day. Click here to find details of the next intensive.
For More information:
Contact Tina: 0430-328-007 or email: tina@adelaidemindfulness.com ​

If you are worried about the costs of a program or workshop please get in touch with Tina to discuss flexible payment plans, our aspiration is that MSC be available to all who seek it.

Latest research:

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.
Some testimonials on the Adelaide Mindfulness Month of Mindfulness program:

“This has been a significant experience for me, especially at this time. I have been greatly inspired.”

“It’s great to get in touch with the REAL you. Warts and all!”

“I was surprised by the range of techniques that are available to practice mindful meditation from the extended formal practice to the quick informal sessions.”

“This course has changed my way of thinking and made me feel calm in a way I never felt before. I feel more prepared for adversity and managing it in an effective way.”

"A great introduction to mindfulness whether you have previous experience with meditation and would like to take it deeper or if it is all new to you.Very welcoming, informative and helpful for everybody"

"During and since completing the course I am experiencing "untangling" and a greater view within and outward"

"Fantastic program. I would highly recommend for anyone"
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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