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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Starting April 10, 2018

Eileen & Rainer Beltzner

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Starting April...

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Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.

MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.

Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher.

Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 8-week program consisting of eight 3-hour Sessions and a 4-hour Silent Retreat explores typical responses as difficulties arise. The program fee includes handouts and guided meditation download.

Dates and Times

Intake Interviews*: Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 1pm - 4pm
Sessions 1 - 5: April 10, 2018 - May 10, 2018  | 10am - 1pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday May 12, 2018 | 1pm - 5pm
Sessions 6-8: May 15, 2018 - May 29,2018 |10am - 1pm
* registrants will be assigned a time slot for their intake interview

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Payment Options

(1) By credit card through this Eventbrite registration. An additional "Eventbrite" service charge is added. Total is $629.83
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By check or money order for $595.00 made out to mailed/delivered to R.Beltzner, 38 Forsythe Street, Oakville, ON L6K3J7
(3) *By interac transfer of $595.00 to

  • *Note: For these payment options, please provide the following information along with your payment. Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

  1. First name, Last name
  2. Mailing address
  3. email address
  4. Telephone/Cell number

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Have questions about Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Starting April 10, 2018? Contact Eileen & Rainer Beltzner

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Gairloch Gardens
1302 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville, ON L6J 1L6

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Eileen & Rainer Beltzner


Certified MSC Teacher

Eileen is both a Registered Social Worker and a Special Care Counsellor with over 40 years of clinical experience in both hospital and community settings. She is an author and a published researcher. She is recognized as a “Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher” through the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness. Eileen connects monthly with CMSC's Mindful Self-Compassion teachers around the world for peer supervision and is also an active member of the CMSC's Professional Caregivers Group. This group's aim is to introduce Mindful Self-Compassion practices to professional caregivers around the world and to work towards practical ways to accomplish this goal. Eileen is on the Faculty of the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, Ontario.
Eileen is a Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator having received her Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate from the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She has had extensive training and clinical experience with families and individuals experiencing anxiety, bereavement, depression and trauma and with healthcare providers with identified symptoms of compassion fatigue. Eileen has been incorporating Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) practices into her work with teachers, health-care professionals and other clients for a number of years.
Eileen is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Professional Social Workers (OASW) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D
Certified MSC Teacher

Rainer Beltzner has accumulated over 40 years of business experience including 25 years as a senior audit and consulting partner and managing director with the international accounting, tax and audit firm of KPMG. He is recognized as a “Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher” through the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness. Rainer specialized in providing information technology and business strategy advice and solutions to both domestic and international clients. As a Certified Corporate Director, he has also served on Boards of profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has developed and presented numerous professional business courses for a number of Canadian Universities and is recognized with the “Fellow” designation by the Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario and the Institute of Certified Management Consultants. In addition to the business experience, Rainer also teaches the formal Mindful Self-Compassion program to business, health care and education professionals and is on the faculty of the Toronto Center for Mindfulness Studies. Rainer is an avid car enthusiast, performance and race driving instructor, competitive racer and automotive journalist.
Rainer was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised from an early age in Canada. He currently resides in Oakville, Ontario with his spouse Eileen, who is also a Certified MSC Teacher.

Eileen and Rainer Beltzner have previously presented the MSC 8 week program in Oakville and in Toronto at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies - and MSC presentations to the following:

  • Canadian Positive Psychology Association
  • Halton/Peel Mindfulness Professionals
  • Halton Women's Center 
  • Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology- 6th Annual Conference
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