The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) is a 6-week adaptation of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to begin the cultivation of the skills of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, the SC-MSC program was developed to allow participants to begin to learn a targeted set of MSC practices with less initial time commitment than the full 26-hour MSC program. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with self kindness, mindful awareness, and a deep understanding that suffering is part of our common humanity. The goal of the SC-MSC is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.
January 14 – February 25, 2021 (no class 1/21/2021)
Mondays | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Offered virtually via Zoom