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Mindful Self-Compassion Program (virtual / online)

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato and Emily Whyte Rubin

August 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 16, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

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A limited number of partial scholarships are still available ($325 registration rate; includes Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook)

Join us for the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program for an immersive self-care experience. This course is an opportunity to pause, rest and reflect; and to gently expand our capacity for compassion and mindful awareness to navigate life’s many ups and downs with a bit more wisdom and ease.

Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm ET
August 31st – November 16th, 2021
+ 3-hour retreat on October 17th
All offered via Zoom

This course 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. You are invited to come as you are, and to engage in the class sessions in a relaxed and spacious way.

This program is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusiveness and belonging. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate. All are welcome!

Course Objectives- The course aims to help participants to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Soothe and comfort yourself in the midst of difficulty
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Practice loving-kindness for yourself and others
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Work with practices to transform challenging relationships
Manage caregiving fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
Engage in compassionate listening

Course activities:
Program activities include short talks, meditations, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive friend to ourselves. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

The empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. For those wishing to teach or further their study, 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.


August 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
November 16, 2021 @ 9:00 pm