Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

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

Location

Online


Program Details

  • 2.5 hour classes
  • Meet once a week for 8 weeks
  • Silent retreat
  • Meditation
  • Interactive and Experiential Exercises
  • Group Discussions
  • Other materials to support practice

Class Fee

$500 per person

$100 (80% 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 24 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.

Register for CEs


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


This program is an adventure in self-discovery, self-kindness, and a common sense of humanity.  The research-based curriculum is designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion and to teach core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions and pain with a kind perspective and understanding.  Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves, care for others, and be fully human.

Learn the art and science of Mindful Self-Compassion, a key element of mindfulness practice and a foundation for emotional healing. Through this program you will learn simple yet transformative tools for coping and responding to life’s struggles with kindness and compassion.

Practices will include:
 – Meditation
 – Short Talks
 – Interactive and Experiential Exercises
 – Group Discussions

Who should attend this workshop?

Anyone who is interested in exploring and strengthening their relationship with themselves and building emotional strength and resilience through the cultivation of kindness and self-compassion would benefit from attending this program.

Mindful Self-Compassion is a complement to the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program.  Mindful Kids Miami encourages everyone to deepen their cultivation of mindfulness by attending a MBSR Program either before or after attending the Mindful Self-Compassion Program.

Watch this 3 minute video for more specific information regarding the evidenced-based 8 week program.

An overwhelming amount of research has demonstrated the value of mindfulness (moment to moment attention on purpose in the here and now, without judgment). Utilizing this lifestyle commitment to manage and reduce stress allows for individuals to move toward greater levels of health and well-being. (Kabat-Zinn, 1990, 1991, 2003).  Mindful self-compassion is an ideal complement to a mindfulness practice. “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).  Mindfulness can inspire self-compassion.  With kind attention and acceptance, we can offer ourselves tenderness and love no matter how difficult life can be at times.  

“It is the stillness of the mind that brings peace within.”

This is an opportunity for you to take time for yourself… a time to nourish and renew your mind, body and spirit.  It is a time to seek stillness and to re-establish balance and harmony in your life. 

Here is some recent feedback from an MSC participant: “This journey has been amazing and I am so grateful you have brought it to us right here in our backyard. I have found that many things I knew or heard many times throughout my life are finally sinking in, are finally clear.  Identifying clearly when I am reacting from the hurt child inside and really being able to separate the inner child from the adult I am today has been life changing…”

“This journey has been amazing and I am so grateful you have brought it to us right here in our backyard. I have found that many things I knew or heard many times throughout my life are finally sinking in, are finally clear.  Identifying clearly when I am reacting from the hurt child inside and really being able to separate the inner child from the adult I am today has been life changing…”

MSC Participant

“I’ve been able to incorporate the techniques in my daily life, which have made a significant difference. As a teacher, compassion has offered me another vision towards the profession. Compassion to myself but also to others. ‘Take care of yourself so you can take care of others’.”

Maria Isabel De La Mata, MSC

Upcoming classes

Mondays w/ Patricia Isis

Jan 25 – March 22,  All day retreat March 6 

5:30pm – 8pm