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This program has recently started, but it may still be possible to register if only the orientation class has been missed. Please call us at 514-481-0317‬‬ to inquire, and fill out the form below to be added to our waiting list.
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Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8-week mindfulness program based on the innovative research findings and clinical expertise of self-compassion experts Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. MSC participants will learn the essential principles of self-compassion, with practices designed to help you meet difficult periods in your life with wise attention, understanding, and lovingkindness. Read more about Mindful Self-Compassion here.

Mindful Self-Compassion is a training program and not a form of psychotherapy. No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary. However, MSC may be considered a logical next step after participation in a program such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. This MSC program involves an orientation session, eight weekly 3 hour sessions, as well as a 3-hour meditation retreat on the weekend between the fifth and sixth sessions. MSC participants are asked to commit to a) attending all ten sessions and b) practicing self-compassion meditation for at least 30 minutes per day for the duration of the program c) purchasing the the accompanying workbook for the course: The Mindful self-compassion Workbook: A proven way to accept yourself, build inner strength and thrive, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.

Difficult or painful emotions may arise during self-compassion practice. Your MSC instructor is committed to providing a supportive environment in which every participant’s self-compassion journey can unfold safely.

Please note this program is offered in French, and online.

What to expect when signing-up:
When you click register you’ll be taken to our Mindbody Online site where you’ll be asked to create an account (if you don’t already have one), provide some basic information, and pay a 20% deposit to secure your spot. Once you’ve completed that process you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a questionnaire to help us ensure you’re a good fit for the program, along with details on next steps. Please review this email and fill out the questionnaire as soon as possible. If you do not receive a confirmation email after signing up, please contact us.


Christiane Quoibion

Christiane Quoibion (MPs) has been a psychologist in private practice for 26 years. She considers daily mindfulness and compassion practice to be essential to well-being and to promoting access to interior resources and healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I have to attend an orientation session prior to starting the group?

    Mindspace wants to make sure that each participant has a good experience in the MBSR, MBCT or MSC program. The orientation session provides a chance for you to see for yourself what the program is about, so that you can make an informed decision. Likewise, if the instructor determines that MBSR, MBCT or MSC may not be the right fit at the right time for you, we’ll make sure to orient you toward the best alternative.