8-Week Course in
The Mindful Self-Compassion Course (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program developed out of groundbreaking research by Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer.
MSC consists of eight 3-hour weekly classes, plus a half-day retreat, designed to cultivate self-compassion in daily life. Each class consists of instructional talks, experiential exercises, guided meditations, and group discussion. There are also home practices offered each week.
Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
Meeting Difficult Emotions
Exploring Challenging Relationships
Embracing Your Life
133 SW 2nd Ave #300
Portland, OR 97204
We hope to offer an in-person class in 2022. We will continue to assess for safety and dates/times will be posted here once determined.
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Preparation + Commitment
This program is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. All are welcome!
No previous meditation or mindfulness practice is necessary.
To get the most out of the experience we ask that you commit to:
attending a minimum of 6 weekly classes
30 minutes a day of home practice (if possible) between classes
This program satisfies one of the prerequisites to becoming an MSC Teacher. For more information please visit the CMSC website.