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


Each class is conducted live on Zoom. Full technical support is provided in advance to those who need it.

2021 Dates TBC


Preparation + Commitment

  • This program is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusiveness, 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:​

  • 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.

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