Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (Free)

Self-Compassion is the art and science of treating yourself like a good friend. Join us from anywhere for a free one-hour session to:

  • Learn the three components of self-compassion
  • Experience a self-compassion practice for difficult moments
  • Resources to learn and practice MSC
Tuesday, August 2nd, 7 – 8 pm ETRegister
Tuesday, August 23rd, 7 – 8 pm ETRegister
Tuesday, September 13th, 7 – 8 pm ETRegister

Mindful Self-Compassion Program

Join us for the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program to pause, rest and reflect, and to gently expand your capacity to navigate life’s many ups and downs with a bit more compassion, wisdom and ease.

Course Schedule
Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm ET
October 11 – December 20, 2022
3-hour virtual retreat on Sunday, November 20th, 3 – 6 pm ET
No class on November 22nd
All course sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom

Registration Fees
Pay what you can. Choose the registration rate that reflects your current circumstances:

  • $495 USD – Covers the cost of the course + provides support for others to join the course
  • $395 USD – Covers the cost of the course
  • $295 USD – Available to anyone with less resources at this time.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (2018) is included with all registration levels.

Course Details
This course includes 23 hours of training and practice. It is an immersive exploration of self-compassion, offering highlights of relevant research and theory, self-compassion meditations and exercises, discussions, and a retreat — with time between sessions to apply what you learn about self-compassion to your own life.

Course Objectives
The course aims to help participants to:

  • Practice self-compassion in daily life
  • Soothe and comfort yourself in the midst of difficulty
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Practice loving-kindness for yourself and others
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Work with practices to transform challenging relationships
  • Manage caregiving fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Engage in compassionate listening

This course is the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.

Attending the MSC course is a prerequisite for MSC teacher training and for the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program offered through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

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