Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (Free)

  • Learn the three components of self-compassion
  • Experience a self-compassion practice for difficult moments
  • Resources to learn and practice MSC
Tuesday, August 3: 7 – 8 pm ETRegister
Wednesday, August 4: 1 – 2 pm ETRegister

Short-course in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

6-week series with 1-hour sessions each week
Learn and integrate informal self-compassion practices into daily life

Take time just for you to relax, turn inward, and explore befriending yourself in new and meaningful ways. This course includes 6 hours of training and practice focused on informal self-compassion practices for daily life. 

Course themes include:

  • Practicing self-compassion / Self-compassion and mindfulness practices for daily life and moments of stress
  • Discovering your compassionate voice / An exercise focused on motivation with compassion
  • Self-compassion and resilience / A practice for working with difficult emotions
  • Addressing burnout / A practice for compassion with equanimity
  • Living deeply / Self-compassion journaling to reconnect with your values

Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises and brief meditations, and discussion, offered in a relaxed and spacious way.  Practice between sessions is optional.

Upcoming 6-week Short Course in MSC
Wednesdays, 1 – 2 pm ET
September 22 – October 27, 2021
$225 Early Registration (through August 22)
$275 Regular Registration
A few partial scholarship registrations are available at the rate of $175
Registration includes course sessions and a course handout booklet.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program

10 week series with 2-hour sessions + one 3-hour retreat
An immersive self-care experience and a comprehensive training in self-compassion

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.

This course includes 24 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.

Upcoming 10-week MSC courses

Fall Course: August 31 – November 16, 2021
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm ET
$525 regular registration; $425 early registration (Available through August 7)
A few partial scholarships are available at the rate of $325.
Registration includes the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Fall Course: December 7, 2021 – February 22, 2022
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm ET
$525 regular registration; $425 early registration
A few partial scholarships are available at the rate of $325.
Registration includes the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Registration opening soon!

Private Sessions

Engage in personalized MSC practices, customized for your personal goals.

  • Manage stress, enhance wellbeing
  • Connect with inner strength, wisdom, and creativity
  • Explore your experiences through the lens of mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Draw from evidence-based, embodied practices of Mindful Self-Compassion and mindfulness
  • Reflect on your experiences, explore questions and insights that arise, and consider ways to apply learnings to everyday life.

Both Emily and Heather offer private sessions. Please reach out to learn more:

Custom Self-Compassion workshops

Explore research-based topics and practices for your group or organization, such as:

  • Managing burnout and empathy fatigue
  • Motivation with compassion
  • Compassionate listening
  • Practices for soothing and grounding
  • On-the-spot compassion and mindfulness practices for the work day

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

Jack Kornfield
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