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Portland Center for


Tools for Emotional Resilience

We believe that self-compassion is an essential tool for individual, collective and planetary well-being. We offer courses, workshops and ongoing community to cultivate inner strength, self-kindness and wise action when you need it most.


9-Week Course in

Mindful Self-Compassion

Short Course in

Mindful Self-Compassion

Reflections from Past Students

"I really appreciate the range of practices that are taught in MSC - that there are actions I can take in a matter of moments to be more compassionate, and that there is intentional longer meditation practices built in. The range of options feels so useful and makes ongoing practice seem more accessible".

- 2019 MSC Graduate

"I really enjoyed this course. Connecting with the teachers and all the participants for the 8 weeks was lovely. The space we created as a group was safe for sharing and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable. I came away with a variety of tools to use and look forward to making them my own. I was sad to have the course end since I enjoyed the self-kindness it promoted each week".


- 2020 MSC Graduate

This course provides excellent and concrete ways to learn how to be self-compassionate, which is so key for improving symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. 


-L.M., MSC Online 2020

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