Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
Class Format: This class meets weekly for eight sessions of 2.5 hours each, in addition to a 4 hour retreat after week five, on Saturday or Sunday. Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. 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. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC.