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Intro to MSC (Free, 90 mins.)

Catherine Duffy

January 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Wondering if our 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) class is right for you? Curious about self-compassion? Start here!

In this FREE 90-minute hands-on program, you’ll learn the basics of what mindfulness is and how it can help develop compassionate awareness of others and self.

This participatory, practical introductory class includes:

  • Definitions and benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Body and breath awareness practices that cultivate kindness and acceptance
  • Group dialogue and small group discussion
  • Suggestions on resources for ongoing practice and how to apply self-compassion at work and home

Get a feel for what our classes and workshops are like, particularly our 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) class, with this free introduction.

Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing – being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding. We’re then able to soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.


Catherine Duffy

Catherine Duffy

When a family member was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2012, Catherine began studying and practicing mindfulness. The mother of four grown children — one of whom lives with developmental disabilities — and a grandmother, Catherine continues to learn the value of pausing, taking a breath, and inviting quiet moments to reset and refresh. Her supportive teaching helps participants find a place of calm amid the challenges of everyday life.


January 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Catherine Duffy
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