Learn the essentials of self-compassion practice in this workshop with MSC co-founder Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT / 12:00 - 3:00 pm ET

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The cost of this workshop is $125.

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.

This introductory workshop will provide some of the essential ideas and key practices of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion in a brief format. It will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way when we experience painful emotions. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. This course is relevant for the general public as well as for practicing mental health professionals.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. It is open to all who are interested in the practice and proven power of self-compassion.


All are welcome to attend for this workshop. No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation are required to register.

Access to Materials and Session Recordings

This workshop will be recorded live and posted in the CMSC online learning platform a few days after the live session.

Access to the replay of the recording will be available for up to 90 days after the workshop.


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.

FAQs & Important Information

  • If I'm unable to attend, can I request a refund?

    Our entire Refund Policy is located here: https://centerformsc.org/cmsc-policies/

    We encourage you to review the Refund Policy in its entirety. Below is important information that we would like you to be aware of before choosing to make a financial commitment with us.

    All refund requests must be made via the refund request form at the link above. Refunds must meet specific terms of eligibility to include the reason for requesting a refund. Our Refund Policy (at the link above) includes details on when we are able and are not able to issue a full refund. All refund request forms are reviewed by a small team of our staff. We ask for your patience and understanding when requesting a refund.

    If you have any questions after reviewing our Refund Policy, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

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    In accordance with Marketplace Facilitator/Provider laws, CMSC is now required to collect and remit sales tax on sales in some areas of the United States and Canada. This is required even as we are a registered non-profit.

    What does this mean for you? It means that when you purchase a course with CMSC in some states or provinces ( U.S. & Canada), the sales tax will be automatically calculated and collected at the time of checkout. This ensures compliance with tax regulations in your area. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team: [email protected].

  • Important Info: Mindful Self-Compassion is not a substitute for Therapy

    Our programs are designed to teach participants the tools needed to develop and cultivate a mindfulness and self-compassion practice.

    It is not a substitute for mental health care, personal therapy or medical treatment.

    Personal safety and emotional wellbeing are the foundation of self-compassion training and you are primarily responsible for your own safety.

    Teachers and facilitators are not expected or able to provide medical and/or psychological care. Course experiences may bring up challenging memories or feelings.

    If you have a history with a serious mental health condition or other concerns you think may impact your ability to take this course, please contact CMSC or your healthcare professional to determine if this course is right for you. Your personal contact information may be used in the event the teacher or facilitator reasonably determines a need to call emergency services on your behalf.

  • Important Info: Productive Participation in Courses & Workshops

    Participation is at the discretion of the teachers and facilitators at all times.

    If, in the opinion of the teachers and facilitators, you are unable to participate productively and appropriately in the course or workshop you have registered for, you may be asked to discontinue. Decisions of removal are to ensure CMSC provides the safest space possible for our participants and teachers. Please see our refund policy regarding necessary participant removal.

  • Access to Materials and Workshop Recording

    After you complete the workshop, you'll have access to the content for 90 days if you want to review it at your convenience.

    Please note that we will record the session and the recording will be available within 48 hours.