Responding with Compassion- Level 2

Course Overview

The Responding with Compassion course provides an in depth personal practice experience of our Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC). 

  • It is ideal for those who have completed the Level 1 mindfulness training and who wish to continue to develop their mindfulness practice so as to hold inner experience with warmth and kindness.
  • The course meets the annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of the UK Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) for mindfulness teachers and is open to mindfulness teachers who are trained in other approaches, such as MBSR and MBCT.
  • It is a pre-requisite for mindfulness teachers who wish to learn to teach our CBLC course.
  •  If you have completed an eight week course in Mindfulness, such as MBSR or MBCT and you would like to develop your Mindfulness practice further by training in Compassion please join our online Access to Compassion Course. This online course takes place over five weeks on a Tuesday evening (29th October- 26th November 2019) from 19.00pm till 20.30pm with Heather Regan-Addis and costs £150.00. You can then proceed to the Mindfulness Level Two: Responding with Compassion training. Please note if you wish to join the Teaching Level One: Introduction to Teaching Skills course at anytime you must firstly complete the four weekends of Mindfulness Level One: Being Present. This online course gives you access to the Level Two: Responding with Compassion course only. To book please click here.

Mindfulness Level 2: Responding with Compassion/ Kristine Mackenzie Janson

Watch this video on YouTube.

This course takes place over three weekends, or over one weekend and a 5 day retreat, and is spread out over a six month period. It aims to enable participants to develop their mindfulness practice by training in compassion.

The themes of the three weekends are:

  • Self Compassion
  • Compassion for Others
  • Compassion in Action

Where the course is taught as one weekend and a retreat, the first weekend is on self-compassion and the retreat covers compassion for others and compassion in action.

Some encouraging words:

“The content of the course is so practical to the development of compassion. Sharing everyday experiences of compassion with others on the course really helps to see our common humanity.”
“Great supportive group, wonderful teachers and my own more open attitude has combined to result in a lovely weekend,,,,I’m going to take away a clear image of a holder and what qualities need to be held. It’s very reassuring to know I have the ability to soothe myself and not always rely on others.”
“Should be mandatory for all, the world would be a better place.”
“Essential way of deepening mindfulness practice. More joyful and not as serious as I expected.”
“Great way to get in touch with the compassionate friend sometimes hidden within.”
“Vital for leading happier lives and contributing to the happiness of others.”
“Very valuable to start understanding how to plant the seed of self-compassion and focussing on cultivating inner resources of joy and soothing.”

Courses Available:

Further course information and booking, please email info@mindfulnessassociation.net |  PDF Flyer

Edinburgh

Start date: 09 February 2019 (ongoing course)
Tutors: Kristine Janson and Bill Paterson
Dates: 9-10 February 2019, 6-7 April 2019 and 8-9 June 2019
Booking info: To book your place on the course please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net
Times: The course runs from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Location: The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
For more information about this venue, please click here.

Dates: 9-10 February 2019, 6-7 April 2019 and 8-9 June 2019
Cost: £450.00 including manuals for all three weekends, payable in three monthly installments of £150.00


Start date: 07 September 2019
Tutors: Kristine Janson and Chloe Homewood
Dates: 7-8 September 2019, 23-24 November 2019 and 15-16 February 2020
Booking info: To book your place on the course please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net
Times: The course runs from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Location: The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
For more information about this venue, please click here.

Dates: 7-8 September 2019, 23-24 November 2019 and 15-16 February 2020
Cost: £450.00 including manuals for all three weekends, payable in three monthly installments of £150.00

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Start date: 10 October 2020
Tutors: Kristine Janson and Bill Paterson
Dates: 10-11 October 2020, 12-13 December 2020 and 20-21 February 2021
Booking info: To book your place on the course please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net
Times: The course runs from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Location: The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
For more information about this venue, please click here.

Dates: 10-11 October 2020, 12-13 December 2020 and 20-21 February 2021
Cost: £450.00 including manuals for all three weekends, payable in three monthly installments of £150.00


London

Start date: 08 December 2018 (ongoing course)
Tutors: Choden and Rosina Morrison
Dates: 8-9 December 2018, 16-17 February 2019 and 27-28 April 2019
Booking info: Please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net for the booking link
Times: The course runs from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Location: Kagyu Samye Dzong London, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, SE16 3SA
For more information about this venue, please click here.

Dates: 8-9 December 2018, 16-17 February 2019 and 27-28 April 2019
Cost: £450.00 including manuals for all three weekends, payable in three monthly installments of £150.00


Samye Ling

Start date: 31 May 2019
Tutors: Choden and Angie Ball
Dates: 31 May – 2 June 2019 and 15-20 October 2019
Booking info: Please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net for the booking link
Times: The weekend begins at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on the Friday evening, between 8am and 8pm on Saturday and between 8am and 3.30pm on a Sunday. The retreat begins at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on Tuesday 15th October 2019 and ends after lunch on Sunday 20th October 2019
Location: Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir (nr Lockerbie). Please visit the Samye Ling website to book your accommodation and meals.
For more information about this venue, please click here.

Dates: 31 May – 2 June 2019 and 15-20 October 2019
Cost: £560.00 for the one weekend and the retreat, including manuals payable in four monthly installments of £140


Completing this course qualifies you to attend:

Mindfulness Level 3 – Seeing Deeply

Teacher Training for CBLC (see teacher training pathway)