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Mindful Self-Compassion

MSC is a program of the Center of Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful-Self Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based program focused on building resilience and enhancing emotional wellbeing. Our Chatham County MSC program offers the following workshops and training: 


Mindful Self Compassion Essentials 

MSC Essentials is a 60-90-minute evidence-informed introductory session in mindful self-compassion. This workshop focuses on building awareness and teaching basic principles for mindfulness and self-compassion practice. 

In MSC Essentials you will:

  • Gain an understanding of mindful self-compassion
  • Explore the benefits of self-compassion
  • Identify ways to implement self-compassion into daily life
  • Recognize resources for mindful self-compassion

Download and share MSC flyer!

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Mindful Self Compassion 1-Day Workshop (MSC1D)

MSC1D is a 1-day evidence-based skills-building workshop in mindful self-compassion. This training helps participants learn fundamental concepts and skills in mindfulness and self-compassion. 

In MSC1D you will:

  • Build an understanding of mindful self-compassion and its elements
  • Explore the benefits of self-compassion
  • Learn how to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life
  • Use self-compassion to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Practice motivating yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Use self-compassion to live in accord with your values

Download and share MSC1D flyer!

View the results of our MSC1D Program Evaluation here.

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Mindful Self Compassion 8-Week Course (MSC8W)

MSC8W is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion. It combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well being. This course was developed through the clinical expertise of Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff

In MSC 8-week course you’ll learn to:

  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion
  • Use self-compassion to live in accord with your values
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Work with challenging relationships
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Teach simple self-compassion skills to others
Upcoming free MSC8W in-person course in Savannah, GA:

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, October 5th – November 23, 2022  from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Location: The Mediation Center 5105 Paulsen St # 125D, Savannah, GA 31405

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC)

Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) is the evidence-based 6-week adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week course. SCHC course is designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion in healthcare settings. 

In SCHC you’ll learn to:

  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion
  • Use self-compassion to live in accord with your values
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Manage stress and burnout

We also offer an adaptation of this training, Self-Compassion for First Responders (SCFR)

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Self-Compassion Check-in (video-based learning)

Self-Compassion Check-in is a video-based online tool developed by our MSC team member, Hannah Neal, designed to teach a broad community brief self-compassion practices. It was created in response to the heightened stress and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each Self-Compassion Check-in introduces a short activity to increase one’s self-compassion and ability to cope with negative feelings. 

In a Self-Compassion Check-in you will:

  • Build an understanding of self-compassion through brief exercises
  • Learn to apply self-compassion during a busy schedule
  • Practice responding to your mind and body with kindness

To access FREE Self-Compassion Check-in recordings, please visit our YouTube Channel.

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For additional information, please contact Vira Salzburn at virasalzburn@chlink.org or (912) 661-0577. 

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225