Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.
MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.
The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.
Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:
The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:
- Learn skills for Self-Compassion
- Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
- Improve personal relationships
- Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care
Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:
- Improve emotional well-being
- Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
- Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
- Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
- Manage caregiver fatigue
- Become your own best teacher
- Practice self-compassion in your daily life
- Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4
Enrollment Limit: 15
Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)
Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:
$75,000 and up $600
$60,000 - $74,999 $525
$59,999 and below $450
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact us.
CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.
Info for CEs:
Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 24.0 hours of credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 24.0 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.
Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.
Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.
*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.
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