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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) – live on Zoom

October 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - December 14, 2023 @ 8:15 pm UTC-5


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being. Research shows self-compassionate people hold themselves accountable for mistakes yet they are less afraid of failure and are more likely to try again after failing. MSC is an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, co-developed by Dr. Chris Germer, a CMC senior advisor and co-founder of our Center.

Social worker and researcher Brené Brown recently interviewed Dr. Germer in a two-part discussion about self-compassion on her podcast Unlocking Us. She mentions CMC and this Mindful Self-Compassion course in the introduction. Rather than being a weakness, studies continue to show that self-compassion is a key factor of success in overcoming challenging life situations and supporting self-confidence.

We welcome you to explore Mindful Self-Compassion tools and resources, including guided meditation and a course overview, through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) website. See this overview of the themes explored over the 8 weeks and learning objectives and outcomes.

Event Details

October 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
December 14, 2023 @ 8:15 pm UTC-5
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)
This event will be taught by:
Dr. Paula Gardiner and Lisa Kim

Partner Profile

CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC)

CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC)

Registered Jul 2020
Training Partner


Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) is an interdisciplinary center based in the Boston area enhancing health and well-being by integrating mindfulness and compassion into healthcare and our communities with a commitment to inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity. We offer multiple evidence-based 8-week courses, Professional Trainings, and workshops to help promote well-being and resilience.




Cambridge MA, United States