Foundations of Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Video series presented by Kristin Neff, Ph.D

In the most difficult moments, we long for support and kindness to give us a reprieve from the suffering we feel. Unfortunately, many of us have been taught to judge and criticize ourselves during life’s toughest times.

Mindful Self-Compassion teaches us to respond to ourselves in the same supportive and understanding way that we would toward a good friend when they have a difficult time, fail, or notice something they don’t like about themselves. We can learn to offer ourselves the loving kindness and support we need in those difficult moments.

Welcome to the Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Workshop Details

The Foundations of Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop includes essential concepts and practices from the 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion program in a 2.5-hour pre-recorded format. Through lecture and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life and learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.

Who Should Attend

All are welcome!

If you are new to self-compassion, this workshop is a great place to start. Your attendance will qualify you to attend our other advanced workshops like Fierce Self-Compassion and Self-Compassion: an Antidote to Shame through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Please be aware that we offer an 8-Week Fierce Self-Compassion Course as well as an 8-Week Self-Compassion for Shame course, but unfortunately, this workshop does not suffice as a pre-requisite for those courses, only the workshop versions.

Access to Materials

There is unlimited access to the content in this workshop once you register.

    1. Welcome!

    2. Meet Presenter Kristin Neff

    3. Part 1: Self-Compassion Theory and Research

    4. Part 2: Self-Compassion Practices

    1. Advanced Workshops

    2. 10-Week Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion Course

    3. Intensive Mindful Self-Compassion Programs

    4. Thank you!

Course Details

  • $49.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 2.5 Hours
  • Videos in this workshop are not downloadable but will be available with lifetime access for unlimited viewing.


Kristin Neff

Co-Founder, CMSC

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is co-founder of CMSC and co-developer of MSC. She is Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, being the first person to operationally define and measure the construct. She has published widely including numerous academic articles, book chapters and the popular book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. She is also Associate Editor at the journal Mindfulness. Kristin’s work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Scientific American, and Psychology Today. Kristin is an MSC teacher trainer, and leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world.

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