Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” 


-Christopher Germer

π‘Šπ‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘™π‘–π‘˜π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ…

  • Iπ‘›π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘’π‘šπ‘œπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘–π‘™π‘–π‘’π‘›π‘π‘’?
  • πΌπ‘šπ‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘£π‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘™π‘™ β„Žπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘‘β„Ž π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝑀𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔?
  • π‘‡π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘š π‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘’π‘›π‘”π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘™π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ β„Žπ‘–π‘π‘ ?
  • π‘‚π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘”π‘–π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘“π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘”π‘’π‘’?
  • π»π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘™π‘’ 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑙𝑑 π‘’π‘šπ‘œπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘  π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’?


If you answered YES, then then this ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion course might be for you!


Self-compassion can be described as treating yourself with the same kindness that you’d treat a close friend or loved one.Β The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courseΒ is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care, and understanding.


Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

Β After participating in this ONLINE mindful self-compassion course, you’ll be able to:


Dates & Location


Thursdays 3:30pm-6pm PT/6:30-9pm ET

  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 6
  • May 13

There will also be a half-day online retreat (4 hours long) on Saturday, April 24th

Location:Β  This online Mindful Self-Compassion course will be taught on Zoom


Sustaining Rate: $400 USD

Benefactor Rate*: $450 USD


It is our hope to make the MSC course available to all those who are interested.Β Recognizing the financial hardship that some people may be experiencing at this time, we offer a limited number of scholarships.

Students, veterans, and BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships if interested.Β PleaseΒ contact the instructors, Julie or Melissa, for more information (contact info can be found at the bottom of this page).Β 


*The Benefactor rate helps to support scholarships for those in need.

What To Expect of this Online mindful self-compassion course:


Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.


Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend all eight sessions, as well as the half-day retreat, and practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the program.


MSC is primarily a compassion training program rather than mindfulness training, although mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. MSC is also not psychotherapy insofar as the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Beneficial change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way.


Compassion is a positive, energizing emotion. However, it is said that β€œlove reveals everything unlike itself.” While learning self-compassion, some difficult emotions may arise. MSC teachers are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey enjoyable for everyone.


Important Information

  • No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To ensure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the programΒ (see below for required registration form)

  • This program fulfills one of the prerequisites for becoming an MSC teacher. For more information on MSC and MSC Teacher Training, please visit


  • Participants are requested to purchase β€œThe Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook” by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer as a companion to this 8-week course. Available onΒ Amazon.

Recommended Resources:

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,Β by Kristin Neff
  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion,Β by Christopher Germer

Your instructors for this online mindful self-compassion course:

Julie MadlinΒ is a Somatic based Psychotherapist in private practice, based online and in Brooklyn, NY.Β  She found self-compassion practices through her studies in Mindfulness/Meditation and Buddhism and was so excited to find new ways to support herself and those she works with. She especially loves how the practices complement her work towards helping others connect to and learn how to accept and ultimately have compassion for all parts of themselves.Β Β SeeΒ juliehopemadlin.comΒ for more information about Julie and her work as a Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher.


Melissa Parks has her PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology and provides coaching for people living overseas. She’s passionate about spreading the word about self-compassion because she’s seen just how transformative it has been in the lives of her therapy and coaching clients, as well as in her own life and relationship with herself. To learn more about Melissa and the resources she has available on the topic of self-compassion, please visit herΒ website.

Registration Requirements


If you’re interested in signing up, please complete this Registration Form.Β 

After you complete the screening form it will be reviewed by the instructors and we will send you an email and link to register.


If you have any questions about the course, please contact the instructors:


Melissa Parks at 206-334-8326 or

Julie Madlin at 347-903-3048 orΒ





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