The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) is a highly experiential program that will teach you how to care for yourself with understanding and support when you need it most — when you fail, feel inadequate, and are suffering. The SC-MSC program builds the skills of mindfulness and develops the resource of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, the ability to cope with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves.
The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion is an adaptation of the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, designed to support the cultivation of self-compassion. SC-MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion, and Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness, compassion and psychotherapy.
In this program, you will learn . . .
How to stop being so hard on yourself
How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
Research and theory behind mindful self-compassion
Registration is limited — sign up to reserve your spot today!
This course meets once a week on Thursdays, for six weeks, from August 26 to September 30, 2021. Each session will be 90 minutes.
Pacific Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
Mountain Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Central Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Eastern Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Of course, you may join from any timezone.
If you are in need financially, we have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come basis, please apply early.
Please click the “register now” button above to register. Registration will close two hours before the beginning of the program.
This program will NOT be recorded.
Optional Recommended Reading
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by C. Germer and K. Neff
Megan Prager is Co-Founder of Mindful Labs and Compassion Programs Director at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.
Megan is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor (MBSR), a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor (MSC), a Certified Compassion Cultivation Instructor (CCT), an Adjunct Faculty member at San Diego State University, and a Lecturer at UC San Diego Rady Business School. She is also a Teacher Trainer and Mentor for the UC San Diego Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute and for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. In addition to teaching Mindfulness-based programs, Megan specializes in developing and delivering mindfulness trainings for Fortune 500 companies as well as for educational, healthcare, and academic settings. She is currently collaborating with Universities to establish and instruct Mindfulness and Compassion courses at the collegiate level. In all her ventures, Megan’s passion and mission are the same: to empower individuals with an understanding of the important role they play in shaping their lives and well being. Megan believes through compassionate awareness individuals are able to utilize one of the best resources they have: themselves.
This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.
Please read and understand our Cancellation Policy before you register for a program.