MSC Courses

I offer courses and workshops Wellington, Island Bay area, and yearly 5-day intensive retreats at Mana Retreat Center on the Coromandel.  Please use the buttons to lead you to the registration forms, some will be through me and others through connected websites. If you can't see what you are looking for at the moment, please fill in the "expression of interest form" and I will be in touch.

  Hope to meet you soon, Mara


Mindful Self-Compassion in Wellington

Saturdays, April 15-May 6, 2023
Early Bird Rate to end of Feb., $390
Full Rate from March 1, $495

A slightly condensed version of the whole 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course, offered over 4 Saturdays (9:30am-3:30pm each session).  Soup & Salad Lunch and tea time treats included.  This course is taking place in Island Bay. Group numbers are kept low, so register early to guarantee yourself a spot.

Completion of this course fulfills one of the pre-requisites to be eligible for teacher training in MSC.


5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Mana Retreat Centre, Corromandel.

Sunday May 14 - Friday May 19, 2023

Early bird pricing until end of January only. Book through Mana website, link below.

Experience the full MSC course in an intensive 5-day format, co-led by Dr Anna Friis and myself. The retreat starts on Sunday, with an evening meal and a short introductory session.  Sessions continue Monday to Friday. Morning sessions 9.30 to 12.30pm, afternoon sessions 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  There will be optional creative sessions offered in the evening by Mara to deepen that days learning.  There will be plenty of time to explore the gorgeous grounds and surrounds of Mana Retreat Centre as well, with a morning off from coursework in the middle of the retreat.


If you require a scholarship reduction for the course due to financial needs please contact me directly.


Registering interest in Future MSC and Therapeutic Creative Arts Courses

If you are looking to attend an MSC course, or are looking for more information on Creative Arts Therapy workshops please register your interest at the link below.

Having seen an upsurge in the amount of people that would like to attend an MSC course, I am asking people to register if the courses offered here cannot meet their needs. I am sometimes able to add more courses if I have enough interested people. 
Please fill in the form at the link below and I will be in touch.