Next 9-week MSC Program Toronto - Sundays October 6 - December 1 at Centre for Mindfulness Studies

(Information and registration here)

Current MSC Courses Offered - Oakville, Toronto and Live On-Line

Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.

MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.

Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 9-week program consisting of eight 3-hour Sessions and a 4-hour Silent Retreat explores typical responses as difficulties arise.

Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher. Please note that once you register, there is a mandatory intake interview with the facilitators of approximately 20 minutes prior to your final acceptance in the program.

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.

Location:   Oakville, Ontario
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies - Oakville

All Oakville programs for 2019 are full. Watch for upcoming 2020 programs.


Location: Toronto, Ontario
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
180 Sudbury Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A8

Next 9-Week MSC Program in Toronto will be Sundays, starting October 6, 2019 (Register here). 

Intake Interviews: September 28th & 29th (times TBD)
Sessions 1&2: October 6, 2019 | 9am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Sessions 3-5*: October 20 – November 3, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Silent Retreat: November 10, 2019 | 1pm – 5pm
Sessions 6&7: November 17 & 24, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Session 8: December 1, 2019 | 1pm – 4:30pm
* program skips October 11th



The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion offers Live Online MSC (LOMSC). LOMSC has the same content as MSC programs offering in-person. LOMSC is ideal for those people who do not have access to MSC in their area, who have commitments or mobility issues that make it difficult to leave home to do a course, or who have already done MSC and would like a refresher.

Fees and Scholarships

The cost of the program is US $495 per person. You can sign up for a free 1-hour information session here. We really want to see you at LOMSC. To help you get there, we’re offering you $100 off the registration fee if you come to the Introductory Session.  After attending a free 1-hour information session, please contact if you’d like to take us up on this offer.

Information and Registration Here

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