Live Online MSC


Welcome to the LOMSC (Live-Online Mindful Self-Compassion) community! We are excited to help you discover how self-compassion can support you to access a kinder, stronger, more resilient relationship with yourself.

LOMSC is the most comprehensive MSC training you can take and is taught only by Certified MSC teachers over 10 weeks. In this empirically-supported program you will experience a live virtual classroom with additional learning materials as well as a discussion board for community engagement. Everyone is welcome to join LOMSC as it’s suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners to learn self-compassion in a supportive community.

Live Online MSC Objectives

What is included in this course:

Pre and post course reading and viewing material

Live weekly 2-hour sessions over 10 weeks

3-hour online retreat

Meditations, exercises, and group discussion

Class recordings available

Limited size classes up to 30 participants

When completed, participants will begin to:

Describe the theory and research supporting mindful self-compassion

Develop and apply self-compassion practices to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism

Assess and manage difficult situations and emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance

Develop and apply self-compassion practices to respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness

Transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation

Apply core mindfulness and self-compassion practices into daily life

Demonstrate simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients

Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

May Courses:

Starts May 10


LOMSC Course with Jorge Armesto

2:00 pm UTC (10:00 am EST)

Starts May 22


LOMSC Course with Christine Grace McMulkin

4:00 pm UTC (12:00 pm EST)

Starts May 24


LOMSC Course with Natalie Bell

11:00 pm UTC (7:00 pm EST)

June Courses:

Starts June 1


LOMSC Course with Jamie Lynn Tatera

6:00 pm UTC (2:00 pm EST)

Starts June 4


LOMSC Course with Christine Grace McMulkin

2:00 pm UTC (10:00 am EST)

Starts June 16


LOMSC Course with Megan Prager

11:00 pm UTC (7:00 pm EST)

Starts June 22


LOMSC Course with Raphael Jay Adjani

1:00 pm UTC (9:00 am EST)

July Courses:

Starts July 7


LOMSC Course with Rose Mina Munjee

4:00 pm UTC (12:00 pm EST)

Starts July 12


LOMSC Course with Helle Laursen

5:30 pm UTC (1:30 pm EST)

Starts July 24


LOMSC Course with Megan Prager

4:00 pm UTC (12:00 pm EST)

August Courses:

Starts August 3


LOMSC Course with Laila Narsi

10:00 pm UTC (6:00 pm EST)

Class Fees

General Registration Fee: $575

Early Bird: $475

Awake Discount: $375

NOTE: Please note that discounts cannot be stacked or combined.


DISCOUNT CODE for the Awake discount: Awake3LOMSC – please use “General Registration” and then add this code to pay $375. If you want to get CEs please use the following code Awake3LOMSC+CES

We offer a different rate for participants living in certain countries taking into account Local Purchasing Power. Participants in the following countries can register for US $350: • Central & South America & The Caribbean (excluding Chile) • South East Asia (excluding Singapore and Malaysia) • Eastern Europe • Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal • Africa (excluding South Africa)

Register for a free 1-hour information session here to learn more about the class and meet our teachers. Please note you can register for the class before attending the intro session and discounts are not stackable.

"I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have always struggled with self- critical and negative emotions towards myself… I was completely amazed by the idea of finally being kind to myself, of recognizing what is really going on within and noticing I am not alone in my suffering. (This) was beyond transformative."

– Laura G

“Thanks for such a great opportunity to learn and practice self-compassion. Never really saw how incredibly, incredibly critical of myself I am….but that I could also learn to silence the inner critic.”

– Linda K

“I woke up with my usual feelings of dread over my physical pain and then suddenly remembered oh I can practice kindness toward myself…. I put my hand on my heart, and looked into my own eyes, and then I beamed kindness and love to myself. I stayed that way for a few minutes … It was a sweetness that I didn’t know was possible…."

– Mary M

Class Size and Format

  • Classes are small to allow plenty of time with the teacher, and so that everyone in the group has an opportunity to feel seen and heard throughout the course. There are usually around 25-30 participants at a live session.
  • The class meets via Zoom video and we ask you to come prepared as if in a live classroom. Please make sure to block out your time and have your video on so you can participate fully in class.
  • All live Zoom video sessions are recorded and are available exclusively to the class in view only mode (they are not downloadable) for the duration of the course. As a class we agree to maintain strict confidentiality and use of the videos are for personal review only. Please note that sharing in the small group breakout sessions is not recorded.

LOMSC offers around 95% of the material from the MSC program developed by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher Germer, PhD. The course is run weekly for 10 consecutive weeks (there may be a break for a week to accommodate holidays and teacher availability). 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 companion to ourselves. Although MSC offers conceptual learning it is designed to be more experiential than theoretical. MSC is therapeutic, but it’s not therapy. The emphasis of the program is on enhancing emotional resources to meet emotional challenges, old and new. MSC is also not primarily a type of mindfulness training; MSC is mindfulness-based compassion training in which the quality of warmth is emphasized more than awareness itself.

Read more about LOMSC


There are no prerequisites for LOMSC, however, we will ask you to complete an application form so that we can start to get to know you.

LOMSC is offered for those over the age of 20. We strongly recommend that individuals younger than 20 seek out the teen version of MSC called “Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens” in their area. For more information, consult the program’s page on this website.

Attendance Policy
  • LOMSC serves as a pre-requisite for MSC Teacher Training and the SCIP program as long as you attend 9/10 sessions live.
  • In order to get CEs for LOMSC you must attend all classes live to receive credits.
  • In order to get a Certificate of attendance for LOMSC you must attend 8/10 sessions live

A limited number of scholarships are available. You can apply for a scholarship using this form LOMSC Scholarship Application. Places will be offered in the order application forms are received, we receive hundreds of applications so we are not able to help everyone. We appreciate your patience and understanding in advance. Places are confirmed once payment is received. (Please note that scholarships are based on personal financial need, separate from being financially over-extended or over-committed.)

CE Credits for Participants in the US

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 23.0 CE credit.

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 23.0 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 27.5 CE credit. Fees for CE credit: $75 (Submit when registering). *Must attend all classes live to receive credits.

Cancellation Policy

Course registration fees will be refunded or transferred to future LOMSC dates if a cancellation occurs up to 2 weeks before a course begins. A 50% refund or the option to transfer to a future LOMSC will be offered if cancelling up to a week before a course begins. No refunds can be offered if cancelling later than a week before a course begins (except on compassionate grounds for extenuating circumstances). To process any refund there will be a fee charged by the system: $45 for general admission and developing countries and $25 for scholarships refunds. The refund will only be for tuition fees, and any miscellaneous expenses incurred related to this course will not be refunded. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Laura at [email protected] We hope to see you online soon, and we also hope that whatever your practice is, it leads to more mindfulness and more self-compassion in your day!

Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

May Courses

Starting May 10 – Jorge Armesto

June Courses

Starting June 1 – Jamie Lynn Tatera
Starting June 4 – Christine Grace McMulkin
Starting June 16 – Megan Prager
Starting June 22 – Raphael Jay Adjani

July Courses

Starting July 7 – Rose Mina Munjee
Starting July 12 – Helle Laursen
Starting July 24 – Megan Prager

August Courses

Starting August 3 – Laila Narsi