Trained MSC Teacher
Yuka is a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Trained Teacher and a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) Teacher-in-Training, currently serves the Center for MSC as the Regional Coordinator for Australasia. She is a Japanese/German hybrid born in Japan, having spent formative years in Australia, lived as an expat in Thailand, NZ and China. Her professional background is in the field of entertainment/media where she worked as a radio show host and a news program anchor, and she is also experienced in translation/interpretation. Yuka assisted Dr. Christopher Germer in the capacity of interpreter when he led a 5-day Intensive MSC in Kyoto, Japan in 2018, which enriched her own self-compassion practice and led her to aspire teaching it. Now based in Tokyo, she facilitates MSC programs to groups and assists individuals learn to practice mindfulness and self-compassion. She particularly enjoys working with women in leadership positions and those who are parenting. Yuka has an academic background in Social Psychology and received her M.A. from the University of Tokyo.
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