Mindful Self-Compassion

Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.

MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion has shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.

Who Should Attend All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher. Timing Eight weekly sessions plus a silent retreat OR 5-day Intensive sessions
Participants Will Learn To Befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The MSC program explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

Upcoming Courses

MSC online for 2SLGBTQIA+ 24-118-01

Start: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Facilitator(s): Markus Bohlmann Certified MSC Facilitator & Wiebke Pausch Trained MSC Facilitator

MSC online 24-114-06

Start: Sunday, March 17, 2024
Facilitator(s): Markus Bohlmann Certified MSC Facilitator

MSC Online 25-114-01

Start: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Facilitator(s): Christine Grace McMulkin MSW RSW Certified MSC Teacher & Kim Ronaline Salvador Trained MSC Facilitator