Weekly online practice group


What is it all about?

MSC is a heartfelt, nurturing course, enriched by its emphasis on the shared experience among participants and it has become a truly international programme. Connection is an important part, which is facilitated during the course but what happens when the course is over? What support is available for a continued practice? Are there others who have taken part in MSC who would like to continue with their practice, be they close by and abroad? These questions prompted the conception of the MSC Circle of Practice…

The MSC Circle of Practice is an invitation to come together from all over the world with likeminded individuals who have completed an MSC Course (usually 8 weeks), MSC Intensive (5 days) or Live Online MSC (LOMSC).

You might find it challenging at times to maintain a regular practice or to include yourself in the circle of compassion after the course, or simply just enjoy practicing with others. The MSC Circle of Practice wants to support you in your intention!

The MSC Circle of Practice offers an opportunity to take part and reflect on the direct experience of an MSC practice in an easily accessible space online, on a weekly basis, as time permits, – and within a supportive community.

Practical details:

  • The MSC Circle of Practice is a weekly, free, online practice group supported by the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion.
  • Each session will be an hour and will be facilitated by Certified MSC Teacher, Bal Phipps and/or Certified MSC Teacher, Carolin Grampp.
  • A session will consist of a practice and optional sharing about the direct experiences arising from the practice.

We would like this to be as accessible as possible across the globe.

The session times are weekly on a Thursday, rotating from 7pm on the first Thursday to 2pm on the second Thursday, 7pm on the third Thursday, and 7am on the fourth Thursday of the month. When there are five Thursdays in a month we have a rest week that Thursday.  All times are GMT or BST though please check when clocks change.

You can register online here. Once your application has been processed we will let you know how to join the session. For inquiries please email Bal and Carolin at circleofpractice@centerformsc.org.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Warmly, Bal and Carolin 

Upcoming MSC Circle of Practice Sessions

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Session Meeting Times:

All times are BST/GMT. Check your local times


1st Thursday: 7 p.m.

2nd Thursday: 2 p.m.

3rd Thursday: 7 p.m.

4th Thursday: 7 a.m.

5th Thursday: Rest week — no session