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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: 90-Minute Session (MSC90)

MSC Essentials (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 resources for mindful self-compassion

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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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Upcoming free MSC1D workshops:
  • Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 9:00am – 3:30pm (ONLINE)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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

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)


Self-Compassion-Focused Yoga (SCFY)

Self-Compassion-Focused Yoga (SCFY) is a trauma-sensitive yoga class that builds self-compassion through yoga forms and mindfulness practices by softening the edges of rules and expectations participants may have for themselves while practicing the connection between their body and mind.

In SCFY class you’ll learn to:

  • Connect to the choice of a form or practice at your comfort level
  • Raise your body awareness by paying attention to your bodily sensations experienced through breath and movement
  • Relate to your body with kindness rather than self-criticism
  • Safely practice mindfulness and attention regulation
  • Use self-compassion to motivate yourself during practice 

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.


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

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