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.

Participants will also need to purchase the companion workbook: “The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive”, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff



Christiane Quoibion

Christiane Quoibion M.Ps., est psychologue en pratique privée depuis 26 ans. Elle croit que la pratique quotidienne de présence et de compassion favorise la santé et l’accès aux ressources intérieures de transformation et de guérison.

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.