Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” Jack Kornfield

Location

Online


Program Details

  • 1.5 hour classes
  • Meet once a week for 6 weeks
  • Interactive and Experiential Exercises
  • Group Discussions
  • Other materials to support practice

Class Fee

$200 per person

$50 (75% off) for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Educators. 


Are you in need of CE (Continuing Education) credits for this course?

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Educators receive receive 9 Master Plan Points.  By registering with Mindful Kids Miami, you will secure a seat in the course.  Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan for Master Plan Points (MPP).   To be eligible to receive MPP you must attend all classes and complete the M-DCPS Online Survey.  Link to Mindful Kids Miami Registration Site will also be Posted on M-DCPS Weekly Reader.  Read more about this program.

CEs intended for:  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Educators, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists.  Credits to be paid at the end of the course.  Costs is $50. You must sign-in and out for each class to receive credits.

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Need Financial Support?

We are offering discounted rates and limited scholarships for our programs to help those in need.

Seniors (65+) 20% off
Healthcare workers 20% off
Other educators 20% off
Students (18+) 20% off
Mindful Kids Miami Alumni 30% off


Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course (MSC-SC) is an abbreviated version of the MSC 8 week course created and adapted by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr.Christopher Germer for those in need of a shorter time commitment. It draws from the larger MSC program which consists of 24 hours of practice and teachings versus the 9 hours in the short course.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course offers a fundamental understanding of Mindful Self-Compassion and incorporates key topics, experimental exercises, short discussions and informal practices which are simple and easily applicable during daily life when unexpected stress or struggle occurs.  

It draws heavily on Mindfulness which can inspire self-compassion.“When we are suffering and feel the urge to help ourselves, we’re experiencing self-compassion. Self-compassion is a healthy and natural response to the suffering.”(Germer, 2009).  With kind attention and acceptance, we can offer ourselves tenderness and love no matter how difficult life can be at times.

The Short Course is a 6 Session Program which covers:

  1. What is Self-Compassion?
  2. Practicing Self-Compassion
  3. Discovering your Compassionate Voice
  4. Self-Compassion and Resilience
  5. Self-Compassion and Burnout 
  6. Making it Count.   

Testimonials and Evaluations of the recent Short Course have shown a positive effect on overall well-being, including greater self-awareness of moments of suffering and an enhanced ability to respond with kindness and care versus criticism or harsh judgment.  

The Dalai Lama wrote, “For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others,  first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, And that basis is the ability to connect to one’s own feelings and to care for one’s own welfare…Caring for others requires caring for oneself.” 

“I am touched by the positive enlightenment I have received from taking this course. “

Eduardo Armenteros

“This course has helped me become a better companion to myself and others.”

Dominique Lavaud

Upcoming classes

Saturdays w/ Rebecca Justo

Feb 13 – March 20

10am – 11:30am