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Mindful Self-Compassion Program – 10 weeks (Live online)

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato and Emily Whyte Rubin

October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - December 20, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

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Many of us are tired.

Join us for the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program to pause, rest and reflect, and to gently expand your capacity to navigate life’s many ups and downs with a bit more compassion, wisdom and ease.


Course Details

This course is the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.

It includes 23 hours of training and practice. It is an immersive exploration of self-compassion, offering highlights of relevant research and theory, self-compassion meditations and exercises, discussions, and a retreat — with time between sessions to apply what you learn about self-compassion to your own life.


Course Objectives

The course aims to help participants to:

  • Customize on-the-spot practices to use for yourself (while in meetings or at work, with family or with friends).
  • Recognize and validate your own needs.
  • Soothe and comfort yourself in the midst of difficulty.
  • Balance what you give and receive in professional and personal roles.
  • Take designated time and space for you to restore energy.
  • Customize compassion and mindfulness practices for daily life and for greater well-being.
  • Soften self-criticism, explore motivation with less fear of failure, and more…

Attending the MSC course is a prerequisite for MSC teacher training and for the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program offered through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.


Course Schedule

  • Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm ET
  • October 11 – December 20, 2022
  • 3-hour virtual retreat on Sunday, November 20th, 3 – 6 pm ET
  • No class on November 22nd
  • All course sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom


Registration Feesa

Pay what you can. Choose the registration rate that reflects your current circumstances:

  • $495 USD – Covers the cost of the course + provides support for others to join the course
  • $395 USD – Covers the cost of the course
  • $295 USD – Available to anyone with less resources at this time.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (2018) is included with all registration levels.

Please note, course registration is non-refundable.


About the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion for personal growth. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.


Course topics and practices include:

  • Developing your compassionate voice
  • Mindfulness for grounding and stability
  • Loving kindness for self and others
  • Practices to soothe the mind, body, and heart
  • Motivation with compassion
  • Transforming difficult relationships
  • Managing burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Gratitude, the art of savoring and more…


Upon completion of this course, as an MSC course graduate, you will share in these benefits:

  • Join a worldwide network of graduates of the MSC program.
  • Integrate self-compassion practices and teachings into your work with others, both personally or professionally.


Interested in learning more before signing up?

Please join us for an optional one-hour Introduction to MSC (free). Meet our facilitators, Emily and Heather, and get a taste of MSC and the program.

Tuesday, September 27th, 7 -8 pm ET: https://IntroMSCSept27.eventbrite.com




October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
December 20, 2022 @ 9:00 pm