Mindful Self-Compassion

Online 8-Week Class

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Mindful Self-Compassion

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

“This course was exceptional! It provided me with mindfulness and meditation practices that I can now use daily, to meet myself and others with kindness,
love and compassion, especially during times of difficulty. I highly recommend this course! Grateful for all that I have learned!”

Nancy S., Early Childhood Educator & Yoga Instructor

“The Mindful Self-Compassion course was a safe space to land during a chaotic work week. The teachers at GRCFM are compassionate, authentic masters of their craft.
They create the perfect environment for building camaraderie in group classes. I still carry their wisdom with me—their metaphors, stories, and practical skills.”


“I would recommend these classes to anyone, not only for the content and tools for self-discovery and growth, but also for the opportunity to learn from others’ life experiences,
and the empathy and warmth with which the teachers lead. I look forward to participating again in the future.”


In this class, 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

  • Attendance at a Free Information Session is strongly recommended before beginning the class.
  • The MBSR 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.
  • Tuition includes app-based access to meditation audio files, digital downloads, and the Mindful Self-Compassion course handbook through MetaFi, plus all upgraded features of MetaFi.
  • Online classes meet on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Our instructors will help orient you to Zoom if you are unfamiliar.

Dates & Registration

Free Information Session

Attending a Free Information Session is strongly encouraged before beginning this multi-week program so you have an opportunity to learn what you can expect from the course, ask any questions you might have, and determine if the course is right for you. Some of this material may not be repeated in class.

If you're unable to attend a free session, please plan to watch the recorded version or contact us to arrange a separate consultation.

Online Class Schedule

No dates scheduled this session.
Check back or contact our office to inquire.

*NEW in Summer 2020, we’re offering a 5-week course on a similar theme. Find details here: Tools for Self-Kindness: Taming Your Inner Bully.*

Discounts available for couples and previous students—contact our office to inquire.

Questions about this class?

Tuition Assistance Available

Because we believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing mindfulness education, we offer payment plans on all offerings. We also have limited scholarships available for students unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Contact our office for more information.

Online Only in Response to COVID-19

Now more than ever, people need to learn about and practice mindfulness. We want to make the benefits of mindfulness available to you while also keeping you safe. Based on the uncertainty of the future with regard to COVID-19, we will keep our reduced pricing and plan to host online only until further notice.

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