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(Seattle) 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course, Seattle , United States

Catherine Duffy

January 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - March 13, 2023 @ 8:45 pm

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Interested in learning to be kinder to yourself when you’re suffering? Wish you had better tools for handling difficult emotions? Want to be able to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism and start to leave that harsh inner-critical voice behind? The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program includes exercises, meditations, and lessons on mindfulness, compassion for ourselves, difficult emotions, transforming the inner critic, and more.

We feel compassion and respond with kindness when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to be able to offer yourself the same caring attention when you need it most?

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What to Expect

This 8-week course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindful self-compassion practices and meditations
  • Skill building exercises for managing difficult emotions and developing compassion
  • Learning how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • Learning how to stop being so hard on yourself and open to more happiness and joy
  • A copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • Eight 2.75 hour classroom sessions plus a 4-hour weekend retreat.


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.

Catherine Duffy


Mondays, January 23 – March 13
6:00 – 8:45pm
Day of Self-Compassion Retreat: Saturday, February 25, 9am – 1pm


Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $445 – $680

  • Scholarships – Limited scholarships available ($230 & $370). No need to apply; just choose scholarship tuition during registration.
  • Payment Plans – No interest, 4 month payment plan option is available during registration.


Up to 26 Clock Hours are available for eligible Washington State (K-12) teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates who take this course. Please check this page to confirm eligibility for clock hours. Mindfulness Northwest is an approved provider through Washington State OSPI.


January 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
March 13, 2023 @ 8:45 pm


Catherine Duffy
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Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, 98103 United States
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(206) 547-0204
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