Live Online MSC

 

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) offers MSC in a live online format. LOMSC (Live-Online MSC) is the most comprehensive MSC training you can take at this time.

This program has the same content as an MSC program offered in person and is taught only by Certified MSC teachers over 10 weeks.

LOMSC offers a virtual classroom with additional learning materials as well as a discussion board for community engagement.

LOMSC is also appropriate for those people who do not have access to MSC in their area, who have commitments or mobility issues that make it difficult to leave home to do a course, or who have already done MSC and would like a refresher. LOMSC also satisfies the prerequisite for MSC teacher training.

Live Online MSC Objectives

Participants will be invited to view reading material and informational videos before each class so that our precious class time can be saved for meditations, exercises and group sharing. Classes are 2 hours long, however one session will be a 3-hour online retreat. Please Note: 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.

Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

February Courses:

Starts February 3

Thursdays

LOMSC Course with Jorge Armesto

2:00 pm UTC (9:00 am EST)

Starts February 6

Sundays

LOMSC Course with Helle Laursen

3:00 pm UTC (10:00 am EST)

Starts February 9

Wednesdays

LOMSC Course with Natalie Bell

11:00 pm UTC (6:00 pm EST)

Starts February 16

Wednesdays

LOMSC Course with Caroline Hoffman

7:00 pm UTC (2:00 pm EST)

March Courses:

Starts March 1

Tuesdays

Programa Mindful Self-Compassion Live Online en Español con Mariela de La Fuente

5:00 pm UTC (12:00 pm EST)

Starts March 2

Wednesdays

LOMSC Course with Megan Prager

11:00 pm UTC (6:00 pm EST)

Starts March 18

Fridays

LOMSC Course with Rose Mina Munjee

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

Starts March 19

Saturdays

LOMSC Course with Christine Grace McMulkin

11:45 pm UTC (7:45 pm EST)

Starts March 31

Thursdays

LOMSC Course with Jamie Lynn Tatera

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

Class Fees

General Registration Fee: $575

Early Bird or Intro Session discount: $475

Special Compassionate Discount: $375

Due to these challenging times we are offering a Special Compassionate Discount of $200 off of LOMSC. For those who can afford to, please consider paying at the full rate of $575, or the Intro session discount of $475 to help support scholarships for those in need. We hope to be of support to you learning the powerful practices of MSC in a compassionate community. DISCOUNT CODE for compassionate discount: COMPASSIONMSC – please use “General Registration” and then add this code to pay $375. If you want to get CEs please use the following code COMPASSIONMSC+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)

Free 1-hour information session here. You can receive $100 off the full registration fee of $575 for coming to the Introductory Session (when not using the Early Bird discount or the Compassionate Discount). To register for the class just choose the “General Registration + Intro Session” option.  Please note you can register for the class before attending the intro session.

"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

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.

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Prerequisites

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.

Attendance Policy
  • LOMSC as pre-requisite for MSC TT: LOMSC usually does not satisfy the training prerequisite for MSC Teacher Training but during Covid, we accept LOMSC as the pre-requisite for any future MSC Teacher Trainings 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
Scholarships

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!

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.

Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

Starts February 3

Thursdays

LOMSC Course with Jorge Armesto

2:00 pm UTC (9:00 am EST)

Starts February 6

Sundays

LOMSC Course with Helle Laursen

3:00 pm UTC (10:00 am EST)

Starts February 9

Wednesdays

LOMSC Course with Natalie Bell

11:00 pm UTC (6:00 pm EST)

Starts February 16

Wednesdays

LOMSC Course with Caroline Hoffman

7:00 pm UTC (2:00 pm EST)

Starts March 1

Tuesdays

Programa Mindful Self-Compassion Live Online en Español con Mariela de La Fuente

5:00 pm UTC (12:00 pm EST)

Starts March 2

Wednesdays

LOMSC Course with Megan Prager

11:00 pm UTC (6:00 pm EST)

Starts March 18

Fridays

LOMSC Course with Rose Mina Munjee

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

Starts March 19

Saturdays

LOMSC Course with Christine Grace McMulkin

11:45 pm UTC (7:45 pm EST)

Starts March 31

Thursdays

LOMSC Course with Jamie Lynn Tatera

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