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Mindful Self-Compassion


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

Prevent Suicide Today’s Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program includes MSC90, MSC1D and MSC8W workshops:

MSC90 is a 90-minute evidence-informed introductory session in mindful self-compassion. MSC90 focuses on building awareness and teaching basic principles for mindfulness and self-compassion practice. 

In MSC90 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 community resources for mindful self-compassion

Download and share MSC90 flyer!


MSC1D is a 1-day evidence-based skills-building workshop in mindful self-compassion. Locally adapted by Prevent Suicide Today, 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
  • Acquire fundamental skills in handling difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Practice motivating yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Use self-compassion to live in accord with your values

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. MSC8W will be available at Chatham County to the general public in January 2020. 

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

Join us for a 12-month long Mindful Self-Compassion radio journey on WHCJ (90.3 FM), the radio station of Savannah State University, to learn how to bring loving awareness to ourselves and our experiences, and develop a warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.

WHEN: Every 2nd Friday of the month at noon, starting September 13th, 2019
WHERE: WHCJ (90.3 FM), Stir It Up Radio Show
DETAILS: MSC on Stir it Up – flyer

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For additional information, please contact Vira Salzburn at virasalzburn@chlink.org or (912) 661-0677. 

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