2025 Annual Residential Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Intensive Course – Larne



Sunday June 1st @ 4.00pm-Friday June 6th, at 1.00 pm
Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne

Ashe House, Centre for MindBody Integration, is delighted to offer the Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive course at Beautiful Drumalis Retreat Centre!
Save the date and come join us for a nourishing and restorative retreat style experience and training.

Learn to use the core practices of compassion so that it is possible to love others without losing yourself.

This intensive training offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the key practices of mindful self-compassion, based on the research and work of the founders Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. Learn how powerful and transformative mindful self-compassion is, while staying at relaxing accommodation beside the sea!

How do you reach out to a friend in trouble, who may have had a misfortune or is going through difficult times?

Most of us naturally feel compassion when a close friend is struggling and respond by offering support, a hug, a kind act, and kind words.

What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself whenever you needed it most or when you are experiencing difficulty?

If you are too hard on yourself, learn the skills of befriending your own heart through the research supported Mindful Self -Compassion curriculum.

Mindful Self-Compassion is a combination of mindfulness, loving kindness, and compassion. All that’s required is a shift in attention —recognizing that you, too, are a worthy recipient of love, kindness and compassion.

Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease.

Self-compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement when we feel stressed, fail, or feel inadequate.

Self-Compassion is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human – to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and self-respect.

The good news is Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone as it is innate to all human beings and is more a ‘remembering’ of our capacity to repeatedly evoke goodwill towards ourselves especially when life is difficult and stressful, while cultivating the desire that all living beings be happy and free from suffering, including ourselves!

This 5 Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive is equivalent to the full eight- session MSC curriculum experienced in an intensive format, five full days of training, with a Certified MSC teacher who has completed additional MSC teacher training.

As the name suggests, the MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is based on research by Kristin Neff, integrated with the clinical perspective 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.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you might think!


About the Certified MSC Teacher: Anne Kirwan

  • Owner/Manager of Ashe House, Centre for MindBody Integration
  • Certified Teacher, Mindful Self Compassion, UC San Diego CFM Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute and Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) Bangor University
  • Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach
  • Certified MBSR Teacher with the Institute for Mindfulness Approaches, Germany.
  • Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (CSP) with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Boulder, Colorado
  • Trained Teacher endorsed to teach Positive Neuroplasticity (PNT) developed by Dr Rick Hanson

About Our Local Organiser in Northern Ireland

Sharon is an integrative counsellor with 15 years experience, currently working in private practice. She also worked as a volunteer at Lifeline counselling based at Fisherwick church and managed the agency for 4 years. She is a certified Sensorimotor psychotherapist and have completed the Mindful Self Compassion course. She is also a qualified pharmacist with nearly 25 years experience working in the community. Together her trainings and experience have helped her to understand the connection of our mind, body and spirit and the importance of showing kindness and compassion for all parts of ourselves.


Mindful Self-Compassion Residential Fees:

  1. Accommodation Fee: € 530
    All-inclusive accommodation including all meals, tea/coffee breaks and
    snacks x 5 nights
  2. Tuition Fee: € 595
    Tuition Fees includes course tuition, MSC workbook, handouts, journal, recordings post course

Early Bird Discount on Tuition Fees available until 31st December 2024= €545

Total Fees less Early Bird Discount=€ 1,075

Full Tuition Rate from 1st January 2025= €595

Plus Accommodation (€530) = €1,125

Non Refundable Deposit €200

Outstanding full balance is required by Friday 28th March 2025. Balance of payment can be made in full or as two separate payments February/March by prior arrangement.

All fees payable to Ashe House.

Terms & Conditions


Application and Payments are made directly to Ashe House through the link below.

Step One:

To ensure the course matches your expectations, needs and abilities, we require you to first complete this confidential screening application form. Only the MSC teacher, Anne Kirwan, will view this information.



Step Two:

Once your application form has been received Anne will arrange a phone call or zoom meeting at a time that is convenient for you to discuss your application form together and answer any queries you may have with regard to the course itself, logistics, payments, personal requirements etc. Once your place is confirmed by Anne you will be requested to pay a non-refundable deposit of €200 to hold your place on the course. A further invoice will be emailed for the balance to be paid in one or two payments (by prior agreement).

Payment is always due before the start of the course. The last pay before date and other terms of payment will be stated in the confirmation email with the invoice.

In case of course cancellation, course fee will be refunded.

Your participation is final when the invoice has been paid within the stated Ashe House business terms of payment. Not paying in time can lead to cancellation of your participation.



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Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne




Ashe House, Centre for MindBody Integration
Corduff, Lusk, Co. Dublin, K45 TK85
t: +353 (0)1 8437 359
m: +353 (0)87 2054524
e: info@ashehouse.ie
w: www.ashehouse.ie

Local Organiser Enquiries:
Sharon McIntyre at sharon.mcintyre@live.co.uk
M: +44(7)779005553



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