Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Training

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week series is a rigorous immersion into the practices, skills and theory of developing warmth and friendship with ourselves in our lives and when we need it the most - in periods of stress, grief, hardship, and struggle.  Inspired by Buddhist metta practices, but formulated for anyone and everyone, the MSC curriculum has made prominent contributions to the explosion of research on self-compassion - a skill demonstrated to support psychological well-being, optimism, reduced anxiety and reactivity, more caring relationships, as well as increased personal responsibility and capacity for perspective taking.  Instructed by Kate Gallagher.  

Tuesday Evenings 10/1 - 11/26; No class on 10/22

5:30-8pm with snack break

1/2 Day Retreat on Sunday, November 3rd

Fee: $325; OSU Students $165

Location: On Campus; Room TBD

Limited to 20 participants. Self-compassion groups are not group therapy and are not meant to treat psychological disorders, rather, they are a skill-building, practice, and community endeavor. Participation in the course requires regular attendance; please plan to attend at least 6 of the 8 classes. Training and skills build from week to week and regular attendance helps maintain the continuity of the learning community. Registration fees are non-refundable after 9/27.

For more information or to register, please email: ContemplativeStudies@oregonstate.edu

Learn more about Mindful Self-Compassion, try out several free practices, and review related research on Dr. Kristen Neff's website: Self-Compassion.org