LOMSC with Helle Laursen

December 15, 2023 - February16, 2024

This course meets live every Friday from 9-11am PT (with a 3-hour online retreat from 9am-Noon PT on January 26, 2024)

Try as we might, we each make mistakes from time to time. We may snap at family members, make errors at work, or forget to pay a parking ticket. During these moments, when we’re faced with our perceived failures or shortcomings, many of us may beat ourselves up, believing that we don’t deserve kindness, or that somehow punishment may make us “be better” or “good enough.”

But over the past decade of researching self-compassion, we’ve learned that we can’t berate ourselves into optimal health, happy relationships, or career success. In fact, research shows that self-compassion — responding kindly to ourselves in the face of struggle, just as we would a dear friend — is much more likely to lead to long-term wellbeing than harsh self-criticism.

Course Details

This course meets every Friday from 9-11am PT (with a 3-hour online retreat from 9am-Noon PT on January 26, 2024). Click here to view a Time Conversion Chart.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is suitable for everyone, including the general public, mental health and healthcare professionals, meditation and mindfulness instructors, yoga teachers, wellness coaches, and educators at all levels.

We're offering you $100 off the registration fee when you come to the Introductory Session. You will receive the discount to register with $100 off after you attend the Intro session. 

Additionally, you do not need to sign up for an LOMSC class with the same LOMSC Intro Session instructor. Please note that discounts cannot be stacked or combined.

If you're interested in the intro session, you can sign up here!

For more information on our Refunds, please visit our website.

Access to Materials and Session Recordings

After you complete each course or 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 each live session, and the recordings will be available within a few days in the respective lesson of the course.

Prerequisites Needed: None, all are welcome to attend.

Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion 10-Week Course

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Meet Your Teacher

Helle Laursen

Certified MSC Teacher - Denmark

Helle Laursen is a Certified MSC Teacher since 2015, a Heartfulness meditation Trainer, and has a private practice in Silkeborg, Denmark, with 15 + years of experience in supporting people on sick leave due to mental health issues. For more than 20 years, she has been a dedicated student of Heartfulness meditation. She enjoys regular visits to Ashrams to deepen her practice and understanding.

She has taught the LOMSC program for CMSC for the last 3 years, and has had more than 600 participants through the program. She is also part of the Live Online Teacher Training, as well as mentoring those teaching their first MSC program.

After completing her M.A., she had a position of Leading Mentor Coach in the largest Coach Training Institute in Denmark for 10 + years, as well as holding a position of Head of Project for a regional based 12-week program for those of sick leave from jobs due to mental health issues like stress, depression and or anxiety. In her private practice, she uses mindfulness and compassion-based approaches.

Helle works with varied groups, but primarily with social workers, teachers, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other industries who work in and with relations to clients, citizens, students. She offers individual and corporate compassion programs, classes, workshops, retreats, and hourly consultations.

Helle is committed to bringing compassionate awareness into everyday life in a lighthearted way, so that life can be even more enjoyable and rich, and meaningful. For more information about Helle, please visit her website, nordic-compassion.dk.

LOMSC Course Outline

  1. Welcome and Class Information!

  2. Meditation Recordings

  3. Week 1: Discovering Our Group

  4. Week 2: Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion

  5. Week 3: Practicing Mindfulness

  6. Week 4: Practicing Loving-Kindness


  • 10 Live sessions, one each week
  • 3-hour Online Retreat

FAQs & Important Information

  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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

    Details on our policy, to include the scholarship application form and the portion of the registration fee our scholarship covers, are included at the link above.

  • What are the details for Continuing Education (CE) credits for this course?

    We are accredited to offer CEs for the following professions as outlined below.

    Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 23.0 CE credit.

    California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 23.0 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.

    Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 27.5 CE credit.

    Fees for CE credit: $75 *Must attend all classes live to receive credits.

    If you would like to receive CEs for enrolling in this LOMSC class, please add at the checkout page.

  • 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].

  • Is my registration fee taxed?

    ​​Information on sales tax collection that may affect your purchases of courses through CMSC:

    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.