Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities June 22, 2023 with Natalie Bell & Adrienne Gaudet

June 22, 2023 - July 27, 2023

Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) is a 6-wk adaptation of the evidence based Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program created by Kristin Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD. Research on the SCHC program conducted in 2019 at Dell Children's hospital in Austin, TX revealed significant increases in self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others and compassion satisfaction, and decreases in depression, stress, secondary traumatic stress and burnout in healthcare professionals. 

This abbreviated MSC program was specifically designed for the general healthcare public to address the unique time constraints, workplace culture, and stressors of healthcare professionals. 

There has been considerable interest in the release of this program and it’s finally available through CMSC's live online training. 

This course meets on Thursdays starting June 22 - July 27, 4:00-5:00 pm Pacific Time with with Natalie Bell & Adrienne Gaudet.

Hours: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Pacific Time –  Click here to view the Time Conversion Chart

*This is not a Teacher Training program.

Fees & Continuing Education Credits Course Fees: 

  • The General Registration Fee for this program is $325. 
  • Optional Credits: Continuing Education Credits are available for Nurses, Psychologists and MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs for $30. 
  • CME Credits are available for $50.

Continuing Education

CME Credit: This session is approved for a total of 6 AAFP Prescribed credits. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Continuing Education Credit: available for  Nurses, Psychologists and MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs. You must attend all sessions live and complete a post course evaluation. 

  • Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is  approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number  CEP16351, for 7.0 CE credit.
  • 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 6.0 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. 6.0 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.

If you would like to receive CEs, you will be prompted to add the cost at checkout. To receive CMEs, you will need to purchase them separately from the cost of SCHC registration. 

If you have any issues adding your CE or CME registration, please email

Cancellation Policy

For any cancellation request, please contact

Course registration fees will be refunded or transferred to future dates if cancellation occurs two weeks before the start of class. To process any refund, there will be a $50 fee charged by the system. The refund will only be for tuition fees, and any miscellaneous expenses incurred related to this course will not be refunded.

A 50% refund or the option to transfer to a future SCHC will be offered if canceling one week before the start of class.

No refunds can be offered if canceling one week before the start of class or later (except on compassionate grounds for extenuating circumstances).  For questions regarding the course or the registration process, please contact Maria at

Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities 6-Week Course

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    $325.00Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities with Natalie Bell & Adrienne Gaudet June 22, 2023

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    $50.00Continuing Medical Education for Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities with Natalie Bell & Adrienne Gaudet June 22, 2023


Meet Your Teachers Natalie and Adrienne

Natalie Bell

Associate Executive Director for Public Programs

Natalie Bell, PT, CMF is Associate Executive Director (AED) for public programs at CMSC. She works with the ED to provide planning, vision, development and direction of public programs and events. Natalie directs the Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion (LOMSC) program and co-developed the Teaching Self-Compassion Online teacher training to help MSC teachers cultivate safety and embodied presence online.

Natalie worked in hospitals for 17 years as a Physical Therapist and Director of Rehabilitation and helped Kristin Neff and Chris Germer develop the Self Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program which she now directs as lead teacher trainer. Natalie founded Mindful Wellness, a mindfulness training and coaching business, is a mindfulness teacher for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and served as the Director of corporate mindfulness programs for Unplug Meditation in Los Angeles, Ca.

She has been teaching globally as a certified mindfulness and MSC teacher and trainer. She loves to practice the art of savoring in nature, to hike, swim, and dance to embody these transformative practices.

Adrienne Gaudet

MSC Trained Teacher

Dr. Adrienne Gaudet knows the healing power of mindfulness and self-compassion. A graduate of Laval Medical school, her decades long practice as a clinician and professor of psychiatry allowed her to bear witness to the internal and external struggles of patients and families in mental health crises. Her embodiment of compassion for others extended to her colleagues and peers. She served as a physician advisor with the Québec Physicians’ Health Program (QPHP) for 10 years. Trusted by teams and individuals, and intimately attuned to how stress—both professional and personal—impacts medical professionals, she inspires courageous and collaborative inquiry into the heart and art of healing. Adrienne has a many years-long personal mindfulness and compassion practice and is Certified as a Mindful Self Compassion Teacher through the University of California at San Diego Medical School’s Centers for Integrative Health, Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.

SCHC Course Outline

  1. Personal Information

  2. Welcome!

  3. Week 1: What is Self-Compassion?

  4. Week 2: Practicing Self-Compassion

  5. Week 3: Self-Compassion and Burnout

  6. Week 4: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice


  • 6 Live sessions, one each week
  • Live attendance recommended