Welcome to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion!

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion provides information about MSC, an 8-week program designed to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life. Founded in 2012 by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, the center is a place where people can access self-compassion resources, discover MSC in their area, and explore MSC Teacher Training.

MSC Intensive, Sedona Mago, January 10-15, 2016 with Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff

Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed,  face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

Psychotherapy Networker: Self-Compassion Issue

The latest issue of Psychotherapy Networker is dedicated to exploring self-compassion and clinical applications. Find the full online version of Psychotherapy Networker here.

New MSC Teacher Trainers

Welcome to our new MSC Teacher Trainers for 2015! This year we add Judith Soulsby from Wales, Hilde Steinhauser from Germany and Beth Mulligan from the United States to the ranks of Teacher Trainers. We look forward to working with them and benefitting from the wealth of their practice and teaching experience.

Judith Soulsby   Hilde Steinhauser     Beth Mulligan




                                             Judith Soulsby                       Hilde Steinhauser                           Beth Mulligan

Kristin Neff's TEDx talk on Self-Compassion


Self-Compassion and Depression with Kristin Neff, Mark Williams and Willem Kuyken (2015) (10 minutes)

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