Pre-SCIP 2024 Workshop Series

Fall - Winter (2023/2024)

This workshop is part of a series that we are offering leading up to the Self-Compassion In Psychotherapy course that will be offered to all Mental Health providers, beginning January 2024.  This six month course will cover an array of topics.

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About This Workshop

Presented By Margarete Malzer Gertz

Workshop date and time: November 29, 2023 from 7-10am PST Click here to view the Time Conversion Chart.

People in crisis are highly motivated to take risks and changes in their lives to cope and feel better again. Experience shows that crisis follows general principles, no matter what crisis it is: the circle of biological stress reactions mostly causing depression, anxiety and social withdrawing. Based on these principles, it is possible that depending on personal varieties, one or more of these symptoms and/or diseases may develop. 

Compassion and self-compassion are crucial qualities and traits to turn around depression and withdrawal, to reconnect with our state of common humanity and our seeking for attachment. In relationships, just in moments of stress and crisis can highly foster and augment these effects and deepen understanding and compassion for oneself and others. Thus, it turns out that symptoms decrease, emotions restabilize and increased courage for conflict resolution and to change habitudes and situations. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about the process and the contents of the MIRAKI therapy program and understand it's design. Understand for whom it is practicable and for whom probably not in this way. 
  • First study results in evaluating the program. 
  • Understand principles and consequences of crisis and its chances. 
  • Developing an impression of the ideas of salutogenesis and self-healing as general therapeutic perspectives; seeing and experiencing compassion and self-compassion as crucial factor 
  • Experience examples of meditation practices and exercises not known from MSC 
  • Understand the healing and self-healing potential of therapy groups and the importance of framing them carefully. 
  • Discuss how you might integrate ideas from MIRAKI in your own therapeutic practice 

Compassion and resource-accentuated crisis intervention – steps out of the crisis - Learn about the short-term group therapy program 

*Original in German* 

MiRaKi-Schritte aus der Krise© - (Mitgefühls- und Ressourcen akzentuierte Krisenintervention (Compassion and resource accented crisis intervention)) 

Please join Margarete Malzer-Gertz, Specialist in psychotherapeutic medicine in private practice in Germany, certified MSC teacher and developer of MIRAKI, for a 3-hour online workshop including conversation, meditation, exercises, research and discussion. This concept of “general psychotherapy” helps people in crisis to mobilize their capacity for self-healing and activating resources, regardless of the diagnostic classification, with the means and the attitude of compassion, mindfulness and a systemic and salutogenetic perspective on a therapeutic and group process. The therapy program stands on the shoulders of a short-term clinical group program developed by Priv.Doz. Dr. Ursula Gast and her colleagues in a trauma clinic and on the MSC program where some important structures, thoughts and practices are adapted from. The program is framed by a systemic salutogenetic and solution focused perspective and process design. 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is suitable for everyone, including the general public, mental health and healthcare professionals, meditation and mindfulness instructors, yoga teachers, wellness coaches, and educators at all levels.

Continuing Education for Participants in the US

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 2.75 CE credit. Licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 2.75 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted. Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 2.75 CE credit.

Fees for CE credit: $35  *Must attend workshop live to receive credits.

If you would like to receive CEs for enrolling in this workshop, please add at the checkout page.

Access to Materials and Session Recordings

After you complete each course or workshop, you'll have access to the content for 90 days if you want to review it at your convenience.

Please note that we will record each live session, and the recordings will be available within 48 hours in the respective lesson of the course.


For any refund requests, questions regarding the course or the registration process, please fill out the refund form here.

Margarete Malzer-Gertz

Certified MSC Teacher

Margarete Malzer-Gertz, living and working near Flensburg/Germany; married, two adult children. Specialist in psychotherapeutic medicine trained in depth psychological and systemic psychotherapy. Experiences and trainings in several body focused therapies, EMDR, PEP. Certified MSC Teacher with rich course experience (8-week courses, intensives, Core skills), TT 2014, regular meditation practice since about 2005. Medical doctor since 1985; 5 years of experience in a psychotherapeutic clinic; since 1993 own medical-psychotherapeutic practice with a focus on group therapy; passionate group therapist for more than 30 years; development of different group settings. MIRAKI Schritte-aus-der-Krise groups since 2020. Systemic psychotherapist since 1999, Systemic Coach and supervisor since 2007. Lecturer for group psychotherapy since 2010; she leads trainings in Germany on the basics of self-compassion in psychotherapy. Owner of SOFI-Flensburg (Systemisch und Mitgefühls-orientiertes Fortbildungsinstitut). Co-author of Selbstmitgefühl in the series Therapietools, Beltz Verlag 2020 and Selbstfürsorge, Beltz Verlag 2023; all publications see here: |


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