This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week MSC program with the founders of Mindful Self-Compassion. The 4-part workshop is delivered in an online intensive format with support of mentors and optional practice sessions.
MSC teaches the skill of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-kindness comes next—bringing care and concern to ourselves. Finally we honor our shared humanity in the experience of imperfection. Taken together, the elements of self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.
Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying, compassionate relationships. Self-compassion includes the capacity to comfort, soothe and validate ourselves, but also to protect and provide for ourselves, and to motivate ourselves to achieve our goals. Fortunately, anyone can learn self-compassion.
Dates: January 25 & 27, February 1 &3, 2024
Time: 9am - 12pm Pacific Time
Please check this link to confirm the time the program begins where you live.
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.
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 48 hours in the respective lesson of the course.
For any refund requests, questions regarding the course or the registration process, please fill out the refund form here.
What will I learn in this workshop?
- Practice self-compassion in daily life - Understand the evidence-based benefits of self-compassion - Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism - Handle difficult emotions with greater ease - Manage caregiver fatigue - Increase your happiness with savoring and self-appreciation - Teach simple self-compassion practices to others Please Note: This workshop contains the highlights of the MSC training but is not the entire course and therefore does not fulfill the pre-requisite for attending teacher training or participating in other CMSC programs for MSC graduates.
Where can I find the scholarship or refund policy?
Please refer to our public policies here: https://centerformsc.org/cmsc-policies/
Will I be taxed on my registration?
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].
What would be grounds for participant removal?
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 continue to participate productively in the course, 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.
What are the parameters of participation?
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.