8-Week Course: Live online via Zoom, Tuesdays, 3:00-5:15pm (Eastern Time)
Dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, and 27 2022
Retreat: Live online via Zoom, Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10am-1pm (Eastern Time)
Regular Rate: $650
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being. Click here to view an overview of the themes explored over the 8 weeks and learning objectives and outcomes. MSC is an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, co-developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, a CMC senior advisor. We welcome you to explore Mindful Self-Compassion tools and resources, including guided meditation and a course overview, through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) website.
This MSC course brings together two scientifically validated trainings in one 8-week program. You will have the choice to include the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback in the training with the additional purchase of a compatible heart rate monitor. This means you will be able to maximize the benefits of the MSC curriculum and quantify your progress in a measurable way. To learn more about HRV and its benefits, visit our FAQs page.
Scientific research shows that HRV is strongly tied to self-compassion. Participation in the HRV component of this training is optional. For those that are interested, there is no need to wait. Go to OptimalHrv.com to learn more. HRV training is provided in partnership with OptimalHRV and Dr. Inna Khazan. Questions? Visit our FAQs page.
This program is designed for the general public: no meditation experience required. Participants will complete a background form and connect with instructors.
“MSC helped me to welcome, soften, and let go of my inner critic. Practicing Self Compassion has changed my life.”
“MSC supported me, for the first time in my life, to have the courage to really see myself as I am, without a mask, the guard of my inner critic, or a fake outer smile.”
• Learn the science and components of self-compassion
• Practice self-compassion to live in alignment with your values
• Gain tools to manage difficult emotions with greater ease
• Build emotional strength for dealing with daily stresses
• Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
From the generosity of our community, a limited number of scholarships and discounts are available:
Full refund will be issued, minus $100 processing fee, for cancellation made up to two weeks before the start date of the training or course. 50% refund will be issued for cancellation in the period between two weeks and two working days before the start of the training or course. No refund is available if cancellation is within 2 working days before the start of the course or training or once program training materials are received.