About PCSC

At PCSC our mission is to teach and support individuals to cultivate self-compassion. When we can meet ourselves with kindness, understanding and love, this enables us to be more present and compassionate toward the suffering of others. 

 

As we develop the inner resource of self-compassion, we become more fully human—more fully ourselves. When we connect to our common humanity and true understanding and compassion arises, we treat people with dignity and respect and take compassionate action for a better world.

About Self-Compassion

Growing research shows that practicing self-compassion has the following impacts:

  • Improve overall health and wellbeing

  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • Help cope with life challenges

  • Lower levels of anxiety and depression

  • Reinforce healthy habits such as diet and exercise

  • Enhance personal relationships

  • Reduce stress and burnout

Self-compassion provides us with the inner strength and resilience to handle dificult situations when they arise. When we practice self-compassion we offer ourselves the same support that we would offer a dear friend who is struggling.

 

Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.

About Our Offerings

All our offerings are:

  • Mindfulness-based and trauma-informed.

  • Focused on cultivating the skill of compassion for self and others.


  • Therapeutic in nature but they are not therapy nor are they a substitute for therapy.


  • Appropriate for the general public, suitable for people with no prior experience of mindfulness and/or self-compassion as well as experienced practitioners. 

We aim to create a safe space for people of all genders, ethnic backgrounds and identities. All are welcome.


What You Can Expect

By taking part in our offerings you can expect to:

  • Understand the empirically-based, scientific underpinnings of self-compassion


  • Learn proven ways to motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism


  • Practice self-compassion in daily life to manage life's challenges


  • Grow and sustain your compassion for others and learn to include yourself in that circle of compassion


  • Establish community built on the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.