Learn to Teach MSC

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-supported program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, the MSC program is offered as an 8-week or 5-day intensive. For more information about MSC personal programs delivered by the Centre, please visit our MSC webpage.

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is pleased to be the Canadian partner of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. As such, we host regular MSC Teacher Training Intensives and support the Center for MSC in other delivery and training initiatives.

To learn more about the prerequisites and requirements for MSC teacher training, please visit centerformsc.org/teach-msc-latest/

For the MSC Teacher Training Application, please visit centerformsc.org/msc-teacher-training-application/ 

“MSC is primarily designed to build the emotional resource of mindful self-compassion. It is a mindfulness-based program – mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion – but MSC is primarily self-compassion training rather than mindfulness training. In that regard, MSC orients somewhat more toward the suffering “self” rather than the details of moment-to-moment experience…To eventually teach MSC to others, teachers need to immerse themselves in mindful self-compassion practice and teach from embodied, compassionate presence. Fulfilling the prerequisites for teacher training (such as personal meditation, teaching meditation to others, working with groups) is only the first step of the journey.”

On Becoming a MSC Teacher: A Mountaineer’s Guide to Building the Resource of Mindful Self-Compassion
by Christine Braehler, Steven D. Hickman, and Christopher Germer.