Annette Boden MSc

MSC Courses

Mindful self-Compassion Programme: Spring 2017

All MSC courses will now take place in South Cheshire, however the original ‘six weekly gathering’ will continue to be held at Disley Quaker meeting in East Cheshire which borders with the High peak. Other gatherings will take place in South Cheshire also as the year progresses.
The full MSC weekly  course starting late Spring 2017
Dates: TBC
Venue: South Cheshire/ Holmes Chapel/ Goostrey/ Sandbach TBC
Cost: £270 for full programme including half-day silent retreat
For further information and an application form please contact me in the first instance on 07753 957371 or email me . Places are limited and secured by completed application form and £50 non-refundable but transferable deposit. This can be paid online via bacs(please get in touch for details) or by postal cheque made payable to ‘Annette Boden’ and sent to ‘ 18a Green lane, Chinley, Derbyshire, SK23 6AA.
I have had a number of inquiries regarding completing the programme again.
I myself completed the programme twice to reinforce my learning before undertaking ‘teacher training’  so for anyone wishing to complete this rewarding and life-affirming  programme again I am offering a 50% discount


The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported, 8- week, 9 -session  ( a half –day retreat is included) training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

For further and application please email me or call me on 07753 957371


Cost: £270.00 payable in full in advance of the course or in 2 installments of £135.00. The first installment is due at the time of booking and the second installment is due at week 4. Payment options are by cash, cheque, or via bacs. (I have kept the cost at last year’s  price for the rest of this year. There will be no price increase for 2017 courses. The course fee for the full 9 session official MSC programme includes all handouts/course materials and refreshments. I also offer online/telephone support throughout the course.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance which enables you to meet partial fulfilment of the requirements to apply to become an MSC Teacher. You can then apply for  Teacher training.

You will also be eligible and very welcome to continue your journey and join the growing High Peak MSC community ‘six- weekly gathering’, supporting and maintaining your practice. Membership is free with a small attendance fee of £20.00 for each session. The gatherings run every six weeks or so on Saturday mornings from 10.00am until 12.30pm at Disley Friends meeting House.

NB: I am unable to offer the option of alternating between courses due to the nature of the course and the importance of maintaining and supporting group cohesion and safe boundaries for each group during the 8 – week programme. However, you will still qualify for a certificate and meet partial fulfilment of the requirements for Teacher training application with 80% attendance.

The course includes a half day retreat which has previously been offered at extra but discounted cost for a full day as a non-essential part of the programme but it is now incorporated into the  courses this year.


I would be honoured if you would join me as we take this journey together -will you walk with me?

I offer you this invitation to open your heart, open your eyes, open your ears. Open your mind to become more fully present, right now, right here, in this beautiful moment that you are drawing the breath that gives you life – a life to be treasured, nurtured, and loved.