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Mindful Self-compassion SC (SC-MSC) an empirically supported LIVE ONLINE 6 session training to enhance mental and emotional wellbeing.

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MSC. is based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff PhD, and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer PhD. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. It combines the skills of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion . These skills have been shown to enhance our mental wellbeing and to increase our resilience, the ability to bounce back when faced with challenging circumstances.

This MSC short course option has been developed specifically for delivery ONLINE. It allows you to participate at home while still benifitng from learning as part of a group. This MSC SC consists of 6 weekly 90 Minutes sessions. The number of participants is limited to 20.

Self-Compassion is a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

Just recall how do you treat a friend who shares with you that they are facing some difficulty ...... and then compare that with how you relate to yourself in similar circumstances.....often we tend to be more self- critical than we would be with a friend in similar circumstances. However the skill of Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:

• Practice self-compassion in daily life

• Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion

• Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

• Transform challenging relationships, old and new

• Manage caregiver fatigue

• Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

What To Expect

Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. SC-MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

MSC is primarily a compassion-training program rather than mindfulness training like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), although mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. MSC is also not psychotherapy insofar as the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way. It is said that “love reveals everything unlike itself.” While some difficult emotions may arise when practicing self-compassion, MSC teachers are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey interesting and enjoyable for everyone.

SC-MSC includes 6 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each, in addition to a 3-hour retreat. Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice the short mindfulness and self-compassion practices throughout the programme. An introductry session will be held the week prior to to commencement of the programme and participants will receive a playlist of short MSC practices and the official Handouts


No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.

Comments by previous MSC course participants:

“I am Learning to breathe through difficult situations and emotions”

“Mindful Self-compassion has brought a positive vibe to my life”

“ I realize I just need to be more Self-compassionate and less self-critical “

We practice Self-Compassion not to get rid of suffering but because we suffer

Christopher Germer PhD.

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