Short Course in

Mindful Self-Compassion


The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) was developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness, compassion and psychotherapy. It is an adapted version of the full 8-week course in MSC.


SC-MSC is a 3-week program consisting of 6 bi-weekly classes, 1.5 hours each. It includes short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices.

To learn more about the proven benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion click HERE

Topics include

  • What is Self-Compassion

  • Practicing Self-Compassion

  • Discovering your Compassionate Voice

  • Self-Compassion and Resilience

  • Self-Compassion and Burnout

Dates: July 12-29, 2021

Every Monday & Thursday, 6.30-8pm PDT

Live and online, from the comfort of your home.



We recognize times are difficult for so many right now and we don’t want finances to be a limiting factor to your participation. To that end, we offer a tiered payment option.


If you need additional assistance please contact us directly by emailing:

  • Pay for yourself: $325

  • Reduced rate: $250 

  • Pay it forward (covers you and supports another): $375

Preparation + Commitment

Each class will be conducted live on Zoom. Full technical support is provided in advance to those who need it. To get the most out of the experience we ask that you:

  • Have a laptop, or another device, with good internet connection and audio/video capability

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

  • Commit to at least 15 minutes a day of home practice (if possible) between classes 

  • No previous meditation or mindfulness practice necessary. 

  • This program is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusiveness and belonging.

  • All are welcome!

Registration Link

This course is in collaboration with Pause Meditation. To register, please follow this link: Short Course MSC Registration You will be directed to an external page (via Pause Meditation) to complete your registration.

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