What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

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

  • Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need.

  • Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone.

  • Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

For whom is it suitable?

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption.

Learning Mindful Self-Compassion


I am pleased to announce another opportunity for learning the principles of MSC in 2019, which fulfill one of the prerequisites for entering training to become an MSC teacher.

Eight-Week, Mindful Self-Compassion Program 

with Co-teacher Anja Benesch

27.October – 15.December 2020

Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg.

Eight weekly sessions of three hours each, in addition to a four-hour retreat.


Language: English

Information and registration here

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