Introduction to


Live online workshop

Learn the essentials of self-compassion practice in this workshop with MSC co-founder Kristin Neff. Ph.D.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

9:00 am — 12:15 pm PT (Pacific timezone)

Fee: $125


Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.

This introductory workshop will provide some of the essential ideas and key practices of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion in a brief format. It will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way when we experience painful emotions. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into you daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Introduction to

Saturday, January 21, 2023

9:00 am — 12:15 pm Pacific Time 

Fee: $125


9 AM - 12:15 PM PT

Online - Zoom

This workshop will take place online using Zoom

Please contact CMSC staff with any questions.

Kristin Neff


Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is co-founder of CMSC and co-developer of MSC. She is an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, being the first person to operationally define and measure the construct. She has published numerous academic articles and has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide.  Her best-selling books include Self-Compassion:  The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive, and The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (co-authored with Chris Germer). Kristin has a popular Ted-X talk on self-compassion with more than 2 million views, and is regularly featured in the media. Her website – which contains videos, guided practices, a way to test your self-compassion levels and hundreds of research articles – is

Program Fees

Intro to Self-Compassion – $125

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Scholarships – Supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Recognizing the societal importance of self-compassion training and the financial realities that many prospective participants (especially people from diverse and historically under-served communities) may face, the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is pleased to offer scholarships to attend this Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive. CMSC is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships, focused on applications from people of color and those who are members of historically marginalized or under-served communities, and those who wish to serve these populations and communities.

Scholarship applications are due 3 weeks before the program begins. Applicants will be notified if their scholarship application has been successful two weeks before the programs begins. If you are interested in a scholarship, please complete this application form: 

All Scholarships have been awarded.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds if cancelling 2 weeks before workshop starts or a 50% refund within 1 week before workshop starts. No refunds thereafter. (Some exceptions may be made for compassionate reasons.)