Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience so that we can offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend.
Self-compassion can allow us to motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy relationship to food and body, and more satisfying personal relationships.