Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training. Online with the Greater Good Science Center, Berkeley, CA, with Kristin Neff


A workshop on the Core Skills for Mindful Self-Compassion, held over four half-day sessions with Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Held entirely online, with recordings available following the training!

This course is approved for 11 Continuing Education (CE) credits. See additional details on the Continuing Education Tab.

Developed by Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, and Kristin Neff, Ph.D., pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion, the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience.

Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with warmth and support so that we comfort ourselves when we’re hurting and take action to make needed changes. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

This workshop is completely live and online. Program activities will include short talks, meditation, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this workshop.