Learn the Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself

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Thursdays, July 7 - September 15, 2022
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Thursdays, July 24 - September 25, 2022

Tuesdays, July 31 - October 2, 2022
Becoming an MSC teacher is a rich experience for those who choose to embark on this path. July 13 - September 29, 2022 - Live Online
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October 24 – October 30, 2022 (IN PERSON!)
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Embracing Your Life (EYL)
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Dedicated to Sharing Self-Compassion Around the World

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is a nonprofit global advocate for compassion education. CMSC was founded in 2012 by clinical psychologist, Dr. Christopher Germer, and self-compassion researcher, Dr. Kristin Neff.

This course is life changing and I loved every moment of it. It’s like a box of life long loving tools.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Alexander G.

I was completely amazed by the idea of finally being kind to myself, of recognizing what is really going on within and noticing I am not alone in my suffering. (This) was beyond transformative.

Laura G.

Thanks for such a great opportunity. I never really saw how incredibly, incredibly critical of myself I am….but that I could also learn to silence the inner critic.

Linda K.


The Latest News & Updates


MSC Japan Website is Now Live

By Kyoko Takenaka


CMSC Welcomes Natalie Bell as Associate Executive Director for Programs at CMSC

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

Natalie Bell, CMSC’s Associate Executive Director (AED) for Programs, believes that “MSC directly answers the need for caring and kindness that we each have.” We welcome her!


Self-compassion for young people, now more than ever

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

As people in Generation Z step into the sphere of adulting, many face enormous burdens of work/school pressure, self-doubt, loneliness, and despair. Embracing Your Life was designed to help people 18-30 to learn to befriend themselves and find stability, strength, and kindness in a very uncertain world. Please share widely about this rare opportunity for young adults to gather in a non-judgmental environment and be welcomed exactly as they are.

Upcoming Live Online Courses

Live Online MSC Course with Christine Grace McMulkin
July 17 – September 18, 2021
Saturdays 11:45pm – 1:45am UTC

Live Online MSC Course with Natalie Bell
August 12 – October 14, 2021
Thursdays 11:00pm – 1:00am UTC

CMSC Library

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion has trained over 2200 people to teach MSC around the globe and among them are a number of people who have taken the time to distill their wisdom, experience and training related to self-compassion into extremely valuable and insightful books. Take a moment to browse this amazing and practical collection of books and see how the resources of self-compassion can help us navigate everything from parenting to adolescence to our inner emotional and creative world.

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