Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

Our lives are full of change and growth. The Mindful Self-Compassion practices will help you more easily embrace your authenticity. We offer courses for tweens, teens, young adults, and parents & counselors.

In this 8-session course, that meets for 1.5 hrs each session, participants engage in activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, which provide them with the opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease.

What's Included?

Mindful Self-Compassion is an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.

The course is rooted in the three key components of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindful, balanced awareness

The teen/tween curriculum was adapted from the adult Mindful Self-Compassion created by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and has been endorsed by the founders.

    Mindful Self-Compassion teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to the challenges of life with kindness and self-compassion.

    The format will not be limited to staring at a zoom screen. Experiential practices such as guided meditation and gentle movement will help you to integrate your full experience.

    Connection and community is key. There will be facilitated time to share experiences and connect with the other group members.

Who can join?

We have MSC Courses available for middle schoolers, high schoolers, young adults, and parents & counselors

When do we meet?

Sessions are in the evenings/after school hours or on weekends.

We offer 8 sessions in each course which are each 1.5 hours in length, meeting in-person or virtually.

How do I learn more?

Call or email us with any questions or to be added to the waitlist. Once a waitlist is full, we will reach out to coordinate a day/time that works for all participants.

Still have questions?

Backed by research, findings indicate increases in psychological well-being and greater resilience after taking the course.

“So like stressful situations and stuff happen... I’m able to handle it more easily and more quickly, and able to, I don’t know, to calm myself down and put it into perspective.” – Teen participant

Mindful Self-Compassion is rooted in the three key components of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindful, balanced awareness. These elements serve to open your heart to your own suffering, so you can learn to give yourself what you truly need, recognize that you are not alone in your suffering, and encourage an open-minded acceptance of the struggle you are facing.

“It’s cool to see after we took [the class] how much life, in general, has improved, like not necessarily the situations, but the ways I can handle it. This is so important, so I’m going to take it again and then maybe make it even better.” – Teen participant

Media articles on Mindful Self Compassion for teens:

The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens

Five Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

Can Self-Compassion Improve Well-Being in Teens?

The Impact of Mindfulness in the Lives of At-Risk Youth

How to Help Teens Become More Self-Compassionate

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