MSC 8-week Course

with Kristen Genzano and Kim Levan

Course Details

The Mindful Self-Compassion course is an empirically-supported training program developed out of groundbreaking research by Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer. It consists of 8 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.

In this course you will gain tools & resources to:

  • Improve overall health and well-being

  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • Transform challenging relationships

  • Manage caregiver fatigue

  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

MSC in Portland, Oregon
Fall 2021 details coming soon!

Join weekly classes live online, from the comfort of your own home.

​Recommended Resources 

  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer*

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer

*This text is highly recommended as a companion to the 8-week program.

Further Opportunities​

  • Upon completion of the 8-week MSC program, you will be invited to join our monthly MSC Circle of Practice for MSC graduates. 

  • This program satisfies one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training. For more information please visit the CMSC website.


  • $549 USD for the online 8-week MSC program.

  • Recognizing the financial hardship that some people may be experiencing at this time, we offer a limited number of scholarships. Please contact us for more information.

  • BIPOC strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships if interested.


  • Each class will be conducted live via the Zoom platform. Full technical support will be provided in advance to those who need it.

  • No previous meditation or mindfulness practice necessary.

  • To get the most out of the experience we ask that you:

    • find a quiet space in your home for each class, where you are least likely to be disturbed

    • attend a minimum of 6 weekly classes​

    • commit to 30 minutes a day of home practice (if possible) between classes 

Reflections from Past Students

"I find myself pausing and taking the time to be kinder and more patient with myself, and that has helped me to feel more connected to what really matters in my life."

- 2020 MSC Graduate

"I've spent the past 5 weeks training in MSC (with 3 weeks to go) and it has been such a gift.

In this span of time I've softened my inner voice, felt grief I didn't know I was carrying, strengthened my ability to take the space I need, loved on the people I love more deeply, and felt something close to coming home to myself. Lots of tears, lots of laughter... here's to slow learning and becoming a more compassionate mess." 

 - Laura, 2020 MSC Graduate