All CMSC Offerings

Mindful Self-Compassion
MSC Adaptations
Workshops
Retreats Led by MSC Teachers
Worldwide Special Activities
MSC Graduate Studies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AUDIENCE FORMAT
 MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION COURSES
Mindful Self-Compassion Course Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion 8-week, in-person program, 2.75 hours per week plus a half-day retreat. Also offered online in 8 or 9 weeks.
Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive The full 8-week MSC curriculum experienced in an intensive format. Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion 6-day in-person program, consisting of an introductory evening, 4 full days, and final morning of training and closing.
Live Online MSC The full 8-week MSC curriculum experienced in an online format over 10 weeks. Anyone who:

• does not have access to MSC in their area;

• has commitments or mobility issues that make it difficult to leave home to do a course;

• would like an MSC refresher.

10-week online program, 2 hours per week
MSC ADAPTATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) 6-week online training for healthcare professionals to learn self-compassion. Healthcare professionals or those working to support healthcare professionals 6-session online program 1 hour per week
Making Friends with Yourself: Self-Compassion for Teens (MFY) An empirically-supported, 8-week program for teens, adapted from MSC, to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. For all teenagers who want to learn how to respond to the challenges of these critical years with kindness and self-compassion. 8-week program, 1.75 hours per week
Self-Compassion for Educators 6-week online training for educators to explore self-compassion. Educators engaged in any aspect of the educational system. 6-session online program with videos, live webinars, toolkits and guided journal
Embracing Your Life: Self-Compassion for Young Adults A 6-week, 1.5 hour/week program that has been adapted from MSC and tailored to the needs of young adults Young adults age 18-30 who are interested in learning how to meet the challenges of this age with greater kindness and inner strength Online, 6 sessions, 1.5 hours per session
WORKSHOPS
2-Day MSC Core Skills Workshops Experience some of the key practices and exercises of the full MSC course in an intensive 2-day in person format or 4 session online format. Does NOT serve as a prerequisite for MSC Teacher Training.
Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion 2-day workshop or 4 session live online workshop
MSC-based Introductory Workshops Workshops designed to introduce people to self-compassion and the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion Various lengths
Featured Workshops Workshops focused on developing awareness of self-compassion offered by the founders of MSC and senior teachers. Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion Various lengths
2-Day MFY Workshops Learn about Mindful Self- Compassion for Teens & Young Adults and experience core practices from the MFY 8-week course For clinicians, educators, parents – anyone working with teens or has teens. 2-day workshop
MEDITATION RETREATS LED BY MSC TEACHERS
Retreats An immersive retreat to develop awareness of self-compassion and experience core MSC practices. Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion, as well as those who have already trained in MSC. Various lengths. Please note only retreats of 5 days or more meet the pre-requisite for MSC Teacher Training
TEACHER TRAININGS
SCHC Teacher Training The first step in becoming an SCHC teacher. Participants will explore and practice the essential skills and resources to teach the SCHC. 6-week course For any MSC Trained Teacher interested in teaching SCHC. 3, two hour online sessions consisting of topics pertaining to MSC application for healthcare professionals, group discussion, teachbacks, teacher companion guide.
Teaching Self-Compassion Online (TSCO) The first step in beginning to teach MSC online. Participants will explore the essential skills and resources to teach MSC online. For any MSC teacher interested in teaching MSC online 2-session live online program, consisting of small group teach backs, group discussion, and teacher companion guide.
MSC Teacher Training The first step in becoming an MSC teacher, participants gain the essential skills and resources to teach the MSC 8-week course. For anyone interested in teaching MSC and/or interested in incorporating MSC core skills into their professional practice.

Pre-requisites apply.

6-day program, consisting of an introductory evening, 4 full days and final morning of training and closing.
MFY (teen adaptation of MSC) Teacher Training The first step in becoming an MFY teacher, participants will gain the essential skills and resources to teach the MFY 8-week course For anyone interested in teaching MFY and/or interested in incorporating MFY core skills into their professional practice.

Pre-requisites apply.

7-day program, consisting of an introductory evening, 5 full days and final morning of training and closing.
MSC GRADUATE STUDIES
Advanced Topics      
MSC Circles of Practice Take part and reflect on the direct experience of self-compassion practice within a supportive community of fellow MSC graduates Graduates of MSC 8-week course, MSC Intensive or Live Online MSC. Hourlong sessions up to three times per week. Drop-in sitting group, donation-based.
MSC Community for Deepening Practice (CPD) 8-month course for MSC graduates allows for deepening and greater embodiment of self-compassion skills in a committed community of 20. Graduates of MSC 8-week course, MSC Intensive or Live Online MSC. MSC teachers also encouraged! 8-month online program, 2 hrs/week for live class meetings + optional home practice
WORLDWIDE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Globally-Engaged MSC Intensives Travel to a developing country in Africa or Asia to attend an MSC Intensive, whilst supporting local professionals and engaging in local culture. Every person who signs up to attend, enables two local people to also participate in the program. Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion with an interest in travel and supporting local communities. 8-day itinerary in visiting country, including introductory evening, 4 full days of training with evenings free to explore local area, and 2-3 full days of guided excursions.