Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. Participants will learn to befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. All are welcome. The program is beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT and MBSR. The program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher.