CompassionLA Courses: Mindful Self-Compassion + CCT

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding,.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think. By cultivating skills that evoke good will toward ourselves, we increase our capacity to meet our own suffering with compassionate action.

  We gently shift our attention inwardly and begin to meet the unknown parts of ourselves that deserve concern and kindness. Course Description:  So often the demands of life lead to stress, confusion and sorrow.  Our quality of life can suffer, can impact our relationship with ourselves and others. 

This course offers an opportunity to respond compassionately to our own struggles, just as you might to a friend who is struggling. In MSC, students will learn: