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Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion

Spirit Rock Meditation Center Community Hall - Photo Credit - Allen Kennedy

Photo Credit - Allen Kennedy

Mindful Self-Compassion is a transformative 8-week training program proven to help participants respond more effectively to life’s disappointments, difficulties, even disasters, with more kindness, understanding, resilience and wise action.

Developed in 2012 by Kristin Neff at University of Texas-Austin, and Christopher Germer at Harvard, Mindful Self-Compassion integrates the mindfulness and self-compassion practices shown to be among the most powerful agents of brain change known to science.  ​

  • ​Practices in loving kindness allow us to keep our hearts open in moments of struggle and suffering, strengthening our emotional resilience.
  • ​Practices in mindfulness allow us to see more clearly our experiences, our reactions to our experiences, and ourselves as the experiencer, and then discern options and make wise choices.
  • Understanding our common humanity brings us out of isolation into connection and resources again.
  • Practices of MSC allow us to deal effectively with life’s challenges while creating community and deepening practice.

Linda Graham and Jane Baraz teach MSC every fall at:

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

Thursday evenings, 7pm-9:30 pm
September 6, 2018 - October 25, 2018
Saturday, October 7, 2018, 9:30am - 1:30 pm
Half-day silent retreat

Tuesday evenings, 7pm-9:30pm

September 19, 2017 - November 7, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30am -1:30pm

Half-day silent retreat
Developed in 2012 by Kristin Neff at University of Texas-Austin, and Christopher Germer at Harvard, Mindful Self-Compassion integrates the mindfulness and self-compassion practices shown to be among the most powerful agents of brain change known to science. 
Practices in loving kindness allow us to keep our hearts open in moments of struggle and suffering, strengthening our emotional resilience.

Mindful Self-Compassion and MSC Teacher Training are now taught in 21 countries around the world. See Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion for additional trainings .

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