Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based program designed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. ( www.self-compassion.org) and Christopher Germer, Ph.D (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org)
Self-compassion provides resilience, allowing us to acknowledge unmet needs and motivate ourselves with kindness. It cultivates a courageous attitude that stands up to self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindful awareness.
Program activities include meditation, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop with the goal for participants to directly experience practices that promote self-compassion in daily life. MSC is not psychotherapy, the emphasis is on building emotional resources. Meditation experience is not required.