Programs

May 2019, MSC 5-day Intensive at Sophia

Tina GibsonLocation: The Sophia Venue, 225 Cross Roads, Cumberland Park, SAIMAG1521 1 1

Dates: 16th - 20th of May 2019

Days & times: Thursday evening 6pm - 9pm, Friday - Monday 9:30am to 4:30pm 

Cost: Full fee $620 (thank you for supporting concession places), Concession $520 (we're glad you can come along), Bring a Friend $520 (share the experience and save). Price includes morning tea each day and the MSC handbook. 

Facilitated by: Certified MSC Teacher, Teacher trainer and Mentor - Tina Gibson and trained MSC Teacher Peter Gibson 

To read feedback from participants of the September 2018 MSC intensive at Sophia click here...


Click here to register

For all enquiries: please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0430-328-007

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Do you find yourself being overly self-critical? Anxious? Feeling not quite good enough? Annoyed? Distressed at the hard time you are giving yourself?

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COMPASSION-BASED MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AT GRANGE AND PORT ADELAIDE

Start your week warmly and mindfully - creating space for creativity - clarity - ease & joy to naturally arise. These sessions are open to anyone who is interested in practicing secular compassion based mindfulness meditation.

No previous meditation experience is required. The format of each session involves two guided practices led by Tina Gibson with a short mindful movement practice in between. 

GRANGE

Venue: The Grange Uniting Church Hall, 5 Beach Street, corner of Charles Sturt Avenue, Grange

Times: Monday mornings: 9:00am - 9:45am 

Cost: $10 per session

*If you do not wish to meditate on a chair, feel free to bring a cushion, blanket or yoga mat to ensure your comfort. 

 

Adelaide Mindfulness Community Practice Port Adelaide

PORT ADELAIDE:

Venue: The Folklore cafe via Mundy Street, Port Adelaide (adj. Hart's Mill)

The Folklore cafe is closed to the public on Mondays - so come and benefit from literally sitting on water.

Times: Monday mornings: 7 - 8am 

Cost: $10 per session

2018 Dates for Grange & Port Adelaide: 

September: 24th 

October: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 

November: 5th, 12th, 26th

December: 10th, 17th

 

Registration: registration is essential, as it is not a drop in program.

To register contact Tina: 0430-328-007 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

MONTHLY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE SESSIONS at CUMBERLAND PARK and MOUNT BARKERAdelaide Mindfulness Community Practice Sessions

These sessions are open to anyone who is interested in practicing secular mindfulness / compassion meditation. No previous meditation experience is required. The format of each session involves guided practices led by Barb, followed by informal discussion about the practice. Meditations include: connecting to the breath; open awareness of sounds and thoughts; body scan; loving - kindness practice and mindful stretching. These practices can assist in developing increased clarity, balance and joy in every-day life.

 

Cumberland Park : Sophia Centre, 225 Cross Road, Cumberland Park

Cost: $10 /Concession $5                                  Time: 9.30am-11.00am

Dates: The first Tuesday of the month: 4/9/18 , 2/10/18 , 6/ 11/18 , 4/12/18

 

Mount Barker : Mount Barker Community Centre, 31 Princes Road, Mount Barker

Cost: $ 10/ Concession $5                          Time :10am-11am

Dates : Mondays once a month

 

These are drop in style sessions but you can also register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PRACTICE SESSIONS FOR PAST PARTICIPANTS OF A MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION PROGRAM

Adelaide Mindfulness Individual session heart nestThese are on selected Monday evenings and Thursday mornings in Henley Beach, please click here for more details.

 

Living a balanced life:
I know that point of balance
I swing past it all the time
- Jane O'Shea

 

 


Adelaide Mindfulness - Community Practice sessions: Compassion-Based Mindfulness Programs, Workshops and Individual Sessions

 

A Month of Mindfulness

This 4-week program available to private groups, community groups and organisations, provides a wonderful introduction to the key practices and principles of Mindfulness.

Adelaide mindfulness Henley Beach Hearts Nest

For people who have completed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program there are ongoing booster sessions available each month, facilitated by Tina and Peter. 

 


Why join in?

Re-visit the formal / informal practices, deepen your understanding of the MSC topics and stay connected with past participants. 

 


The format:

1-hour of led meditation practices, followed by 30minutes of sharing a relevant text and shared conversation around a topic from the MSC program.

The cost: $10 

Venue: 

  • The Heart's Nest, 9 Reedie Street, Henley Beach

* Please come in the side gate and follow the path all the way to Heart's Nest practice room which is at the back of our property.

Times: 

  • Monday evening 7pm - 8:30
  • Thursday morning 10am - 11:30am

Registration is required as space is limited: Please let Tina know if you are attending: 0430-328-007 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Topics and dates for 2018

 

November

Monday 5th or Thursday 8th:

  • Forgiveness, discussion on the role MSC my play.

 

December

Monday 10th or Thursday 6th:

  • Anger and hard emotions, exploring opening up to meet unmet needs.

 


Topics for 2019

January - no sessions

 

February

Monday or Thursday:

  • Activating the calming soothing system via MSC, discussing Paul Gilbert’s model of the 3 emotional systems.


 

March

Monday or Thursday:

  • Fears and blocks to Self-Compassion

 

April

Monday or Thursday:

  • Resistance, exploring how and when it can add to our suffering 

 

May

Monday or Thursday:

  • Equanimity, the balance of wisdom and compassion

 

June 

Monday or Thursday:

  • Loving kindness, exploring the science behind it and how to keep your phrases alive and authentic

 

July - no sessions

 

August

Monday or Thursday:

  • Befriending the inner critic

 

September

Monday or Thursday:

  • Being with difficult emotions, unpacking the 'Soften - Soothe - Allow' practice

 

October

Monday or Thursday:

  • Cultivating shame resilience, notes from Brene Brown

 

November

Monday or Thursday:

  • Forgiveness, discussion on the role MSC my play.

 

December

Monday or Thursday:

  • Anger and hard emotions, exploring opening up to meet unmet needs.

 

Subcategories

Mindful Self-Compassion Booster Sessions

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week programs

Transform your relationship with yourself!

Mindful Self-Compassion 5-day intensives

adelaide mindfulness mmsc 5 day intesiveMSC 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.

Download the PDF to Read more regarding the MSC intensive...

To Book a 5-day intensive program for your organisation or group:

Tina is available to facilitate the MSC intensive training within your organisation or community group. With the assistance of another trained MSC teacher Tina can travel interstate, and to the best of her abilitites meet your training scedules.

To register for a program or for further enquiries:

Contact Tina: 0430-328-007 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ​

 

MSC Intensive programs for 2018:


Community Practice Sessions

The past participants that regularly attend the MSC Booster sessions often comment that the Heart's Nest space is welcoming, warm and peaceful. Refreshing the MSC practices with like minded people seems to be a booster shot to the spirit. People often find the walk through the garden to and from the space is a calming practice in itself. 

 

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