Live Online course with Anna Friis and Lisa Baylis

Thursdays, January 18 - March 21, 2024, from 4 - 6:30 pm PST

The TTP is Step 2 of becoming a Trained Teacher. It is an opportunity for a group of up to 16 teachers-in-training to practice their new-found teaching skills in a safe, structured, online environment facilitated by two Certified MSC Teachers/TTP Trainers. Cost of this course is $1,095.
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About TTP

This course meets every Thursday from January 18 - March 21, 2024 with Anna Friis and Lisa Baylis.

Hours: 4 - 6:30PM PT Click here to view the Time Conversion Chart


Must have completed a CMSC Teacher Training course.

When to take the TTP

The TTP has been mandatory since January of 2020 for all trainees who wish to become Trained MSC Teachers. The TTP is primarily designed to take place after your residential or online teacher training and before your first teaching experience. If you started your teacher training after January 2020, the TTP is required before you start teaching your first 8-week MSC course.


The TTP provides new teachers with a “laboratory” to find their own voices and to continue to practice what they learned during the Residential/Live Online Teacher Training course, with time between each session to review, prepare and reflect on the process of teaching MSC. This cohort model allows participants the unique opportunity to build an environment of safety and support among colleagues as a source of encouragement and assistance long after the practicum ends.

Each week focuses on a single MSC session and all trainees come prepared to teach each session in its entirety just as you would prepare a whole class if you were teaching your own group. Please note that this represents a considerable time investment! Trainees are then assigned to lead the various practices, topics and exercises of that session, with periods of feedback and discussion - so no one trainee will be teaching the entire class, usually at most just one piece each session but preparing the whole class is invaluable learning and preparation for becoming an MSC Teacher and is an integral part of the Practicum training.

All TTPs are held online via the Zoom platform and each weekly session is 2.5 hours duration. Full instruction will be given on how to log in and prepare for your first session approximately one week before the start date.

Your Commitment

Please plan to attend all 10 sessions. For successful completion of the TTP, attendance at all 10 sessions is required. In the case of an unplanned issue, you will need to address it with your Senior Practicum Trainer for negotiation.  


Anna Friis

Anna is a psychologist specializing in compassion-based therapy and a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. She is also involved in compassion research, and has authored several publications on the effects of self-compassion on physical and psychological wellbeing. Based in Aotearoa New Zealand, she is a devoted yogini, a nature lover, an avid reader, and committed to the practice of living a mindfully self-compassionate life.

Lisa Baylis

Education Director

Lisa Baylis has been sharing well-being strategies for the last 20 years. A natural-born connector with an innate ability to make people feel valued and heard, she is a teacher, a counsellor, a speaker, and a mother. Lisa is a published author of Self-Compassion for Educators as well as, the creator of the AWE Method — Awakening the Wellbeing for Educators — which merges self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Lisa has a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She has taught internationally and locally. Much of her vast teaching experience was gained in classrooms across British Columbia as a school counsellor. Currently, she is the Education Director for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, the non-profit organization created by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer to spread self-compassion around the world.


  • What is the refund policy?

    Please refer to our standard policy on refunds here:

  • What happens upon completion of this course?

    You are ready to find a co-teacher and teach the 8-week MSC course. Make sure you book your zoom consultations alongside your teaching, to complete the final step in your Teacher Training. These consultations can be booked here:

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