The Core Skills of Mindful Self-Compassion


This 12 hour workshop, spread over 4 afternoons, will introduce you to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the clinical perspective of Chris Germer and the pioneering research of Kristin Neff.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. Through talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the three key components of self-compassion

  • Describe relevant research that supports the benefits of self-compassion

  • Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life

  • Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout

By connecting with your natural capacity for kindness toward suffering, you can develop healthy, enduring patterns of relating to all of life’s circumstances.

The workshop instructor is Marcia Burton, MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, RCC. Marcia is a Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion; and a Senior Hakomi Trainer and Practitioner. Marcia is based on Salt Spring Island and has delivered Hakomi training in Whitehorse.   

 For more information call 867.334.5456, or email 

 To register, please contact Admissions at 867-668-8710, or by email at and quote the Course Registration Number (CRN) listed above.

Yukon College - Northern Institute of Social Justice (NISJ)
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