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Mindful Self
Compassion Course


An 8 Week Programme

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise and more satisfying personal relationships.


Those connected to self-compassion demonstrate an increased ability to self-soothe and the intention to focus on feelings of warmth and reassurance towards the self during difficult times. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion.


While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding during periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.


During this empirically supported program, participants will learn to: motivate themselves with kindness rather than criticism, develop skills of self-compassion to manage difficult emotions, transform challenging relationships and foster goodwill and practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation. 

This is the official course developed by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer, and qualifies as one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training AND Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certification.

Feedback from previous attendees:

  • "Leanne was brilliant: knowledgeable, patient and understanding."

  • "Leanne was outstanding in all areas."

  • "She was incredibly warm, generous with her delivery of knowledge, authentic and genuine."

  • "It was a privilege to be part of this class."

  • "I really enjoyed Leanne's teaching style: she was very respectful of participants' privacy, and ensured we were comfortable at all times."

  • "Super facilitation of a wonderful course."

2024 dates

Winter 2024: In-Person

  • Thurs Feb 1st - Thurs March 28th 6pm - 9pm

  • (Half-Term Break on Thurs Feb 15th)

  • Includes half day retreat:

  • Saturday March 9th 10am -2.00pm

  • @ The Practice Rooms, Stokes Croft, Bristol.

  • Tickets from Eventbrite here.

Spring 2024: Live Online

  • Mon April 22nd - Mon June 24th 9.30am - 12.30pm

  • (Half-Term Break on Mon 20th & 27th May)​

  • Includes half day retreat: 
    Saturday 8th June 9.30am - 1.30pm

  • Location: Live Online All times are British Summer Time (UK)

  • Tickets from Eventbrite here 

Autumn 2024: In-Person

  • Wed  25th Sept - Wed Nov 20th 6pm - 9pm 

  • (Half-Term Break on Wed Oct 30th)​

  • Includes half day retreat: 
    Sunday 10th Nov 10am - 2.00pm 

  • @ The Wildgoose Space, St Werburghs, Bristol

  • Tickets from Eventbrite here.


Prices for all events

  • £310 base

  • £335 'lend a hand'

  • £285 'need a hand'

  • £50 deposit to secure your place.

  • Payment plans available if needed.

Mindful Self Compassion
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