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
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. 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
Ultimate Courage: Self-Compassion Training for Men Weekend workshop based on MSC to support men in beginning to explore the practice of self-compassion. For men who consider themselves newcomers or skeptics to mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as men who are familiar with mindfulness and want to deepen their understanding and practice. Weekend workshop of approximately 18 contact hours
Making Friends with Yourself: Self-Compassion for Teens (MFY) Teacher Training 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
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 format. Led by MSC founders, Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer Anyone interested in developing the resource of self-compassion 2-day 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
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
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.