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What truly nourishes me, as one of my core values, is making individual connections with people through learning and sharing mindfulness and self-compassion skills. I teach so that I can learn and I learn so that I can teach. My life is my practice.

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Kristy Arbon is the Coordinator for Live Online MSC for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is a Certified MSC teacher and a LOMSC Teacher Trainer. She teaches and offers lectures and workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Her work is grounded in Mindful Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, Brené Brown's shame resilience work, feminine archetypes and Buddhist philosophy. 

Kristy is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training (, offering online and in-person mindfulness and self-compassion courses predominantly for small groups of women. She is also an online learning consultant for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy ( and worked with Susan Kaiser-Greenland to develop her online mindfulness-oriented InnerKids Professional Development Program ( She previously worked as manager at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies ( in Massachusetts. She is originally from South Australia, and currently lives with her American husband in St Louis, Missouri.

Certified Teacher
St Louis
United States

Live Online MSC
MSC (intensive, 8-week, 4-week)
Online mini retreats
In-person mini retreats
Book study groups
Online mindfulness and self-compassion courses
Monthly newsletter
Core skills training