Welcome to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion!

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion provides information about MSC, an 8-week program designed to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life. Founded in 2012 by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, the center is a place where people can access self-compassion resources, discover MSC in their area, and explore MSC Teacher Training.

MSC at Esalen Institute, December 11-16, 2016 with Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff

Join us at the beautiful Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, for a 5-day MSC Intensive on December 11-16, 2016. 

This program is an intensive skills training program. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, and Christopher Germer, PhD.

For more information and to register, click here.

Upcoming MSC Teacher Training Around the World

Featured Teacher Training

Other Teacher Trainings

June 5 -11, 2016 
Stora Gåsemora gård at Fårö
Sponsored by Center for Mindfulness Sweden
With Steven Hickman and Christine Brähler

May 22 - 28, 2016 
June 25 - July 1 2016 
Austria (for German speakers)
July 17 - 23, 2016 
UK (Kristin Neff's final
European Teacher Training)
August 7 - 13, 2016 
August 22-28 2016 
Korea (for Korean speakers)
September 1-7, 2016 
China (for Chinese speakers)
Oct 23 - 29 2016 
Nov 6 - 12 2016 
Petaluma, CA

Online MSC

Our next programs will begin in June 2016. You can register here.

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion offers Online MSC (OMSC). OMSC has the same content as MSC programs offering in-person. OMSC is ideal for those people who do not have access to MSC in their area, who have commitments or mobility issues that make it difficult to leave home to do a course, or who have already done MSC and would like a refresher.

Community for Deepening Practice

MSC Community for Deepening Practice (CDP)CDP Home Page
8-month Online MSC Graduates' Program
Visit the website to learn more or register

During MSC training, many participants experience the extraordinary nourishing and healing quality of self-compassion for the first time. And we often hear graduates ask, "What next?" For this reason, the Community for Deepening Practice (CDP) was created.

The MSC Circle of Practice – Weekly online practice group

What is it all about?

MSC is a heartfelt, nurturing course, enriched by its emphasis on the shared experience among participants and it has become a truly international programme. Connection is an important part, which is facilitated during the course but what happens when the course is over? What support is available for a continued practice? Are there others who have taken part in MSC who would like to continue with their practice, close by and abroad? These questions prompted the conception of The MSC Circle of Practice... 

Kristin Neff's TEDx talk on Self-Compassion


Self-Compassion and Depression with Kristin Neff, Mark Williams and Willem Kuyken (2015) (10 minutes)

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