Mindful Self-Compassion

Online 8-Week Class

Upcoming Dates:

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Mindful Self-Compassion

This 8-week course empowers you to work through the difficult moments of life with more kindness and openness toward yourself.

Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion teaches core principles and practices that enable you to treat yourself with the same kindness you'd offer a loved one.

There are three main components to Self-Compassion: Self-Kindness, Common Humanity, and Mindfulness.

As a whole, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) improves emotional resilience, helping you get through overwhelming experiences. These practices have been shown to increase happiness, optimism, personal initiative, and curiosity.

“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

  • 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.
  • 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. (Hesitant to participate online? Read our tips for making it work, or contact us to discuss!)

New to Mindfulness or Self-Compassion?

If the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion are new for you, or you haven't taken a course with us before, we encourage you to attend one of our free 1-hour classes. You'll have an opportunity to learn more about mindfulness or self-kindness, try out a practice, and determine if an upcoming class is right for you!

Dates & Registration

Online Class Schedule

Check back soon or contact our office with interest in 2022 dates

Instructor: Carol Hendershot
Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor

8-Week Class Registration:
$250 – $350 – $450
Sliding Scale Tuition

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.

Questions about this class?

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