Mindful Self-Compassion
with Carol Hendershot and April Kaiserlian, LMSW

Sign up for Free Information Sessions:
Thursday, March 28 or April 4, 9:30 – 11:00 am at Mindful Counseling GR with Carol
Thursday, March 28 or April 4, 6:30 – 8 pm at Women’s Health Center with April

Sign Up for March Classes:
Thursdays, April 11 – May 30, 9:30 – 11:00 am at Mindful Counseling GR with Carol
Thursdays, April 11 – May 30, 6:30 – 8 pm at Women’s Health Center with April
Includes one All-Day Retreat – Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Women’s Health Center

Carol’s Class Location:
Mindful Counseling GR
741 Kenmoor SE
Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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April’s Class Location:
Women’s Health Center
555 MidTowne NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lower Level Conference Room
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All-Day Retreat Location:
Women’s Health Center
555 MidTowne NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lower Level Conference Room
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The way we treat ourselves matters more than we realize. This 8-week course empowers you to work through the difficult moments of life with more grace.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), improves emotional resilience, which helps us get through overwhelming experiences. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing. We practice noticing our difficult thoughts and feelings while staying open and curious. Self-compassion encourages us to be kind and understanding toward ourselves. This allows us to soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting.

Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable you to open yourself to the present moment and feel connected to your world.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”
~ Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person

In MSC you will learn:

  • How to manage caregiver fatigue and burnout
  • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • How to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • How to transform challenging relationships, both old and new
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  • The art of savoring and self-appreciation

Class Details:
The class consists of eight weekly sessions and one All-Day Retreat after the sixth week of class. The Retreat is an extended period of practice to integrate what you have learned in the course.

  • Now partnering with the MetaFi app to offer a lifetime of mindfulness and self-awareness – included with registration
  • Attendance at a Free Information Session is STRONGLY recommended. Go here for more info
  • A limited number of scholarships are available. Please inquire here
  • Advanced registration is required
Registration Information

Registration $550 – Early Sign Up thru April 5th, $495

8-Week Classes eligible for payment plans
$137.50/mo for 4 months

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Discounts available for couples and previous students — contact our office at 616.361.3660 or info@grcfm.com to inquire

Attention Healthcare Professionals:

Earn up to 26.5 Continuing EducationISG Credits for our MSC Classes!
CE/CPEs may be purchased for $80 through International Seminars Group
VISIT MSC for Healthcare Professionals for Details