Mindful Self-Compassion

MSC Program Testimonial: “This course has really helped me set a foundation for self-care. I feel more empowered. I have been able to be easier on myself and value myself with more self-worth every day.“

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.

Participants Will Learn

Befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others.

Our MSC program explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

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Who Should Attend

All are welcome. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.

MSC is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR.

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.


8 weekly sessions plus a silent retreat
OR a 5-day session intensive


$525 CAD – non-clinical
$625 CAD – clinical

*$100 off MSC offerings June – August 2024*

As a charity, we do not charge taxes.

MSC Program Testimonial: “This program has given me practical tools to manage my thoughts. Calming my nervous system. Helping me think clearly and show love towards myself and others.“
MSC Program Testimonial: “I have been given tools to not feel guilty and worried. Becoming much more aware of my inner critic and giving myself much more kindness is truly a gift beyond measure.“

Most third-party insurance plans cover the cost of this program.

Upcoming Courses

MSC in Downtown Toronto 25-114-03

Start: Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Facilitator(s): Cassandra Cornacchia MSW RSW Trained MSC Facilitator & Kim Ronaline Salvador Trained MSC Facilitator RP (Qualifying)