About Us

Mission, Vision, Values

 To contribute to a more compassionate world through cultivating deep understanding and personal practice of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Our Mission:

To be a vibrant center for the learning and teaching of MSC through:

  • Offering MSC in an effective, accessible, flexible and affordable manner to the widest range of participants
  • Providing resources and opportunities to the public for learning and practicing MSC
  • Developing innovative approaches to MSC teacher training
  • Providing quality continuing education, personal development opportunities, and general resources for MSC teachers
  • Maintaining high standards for MSC teachers
  • Fostering a professional community of teachers supporting teachers
  • Supporting scientific research to enhance our understanding of MSC

Our Values:

  • We believe that mindfulness and self-compassion are basic human capacities that can be cultivated to support well-being and reduce suffering
  • CMSC is committed to maintaining the quality of MSC itself and to the training of competent MSC teachers
  • We believe that the foundation for effective teaching of MSC is the teacher’s regular personal practice of mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • CMSC is committed to grounding itself in current scientific understandings of mindfulness and self-compassion
  • CMSC is committed to promoting mindfulness and self-compassion to cultivate an inclusive, caring and multi-cultural community that allows individuals to thrive