Mindful Self-Compassion Training

"Our mission is to share the benefits of compassion and mindfulness; help alleviate suffering and to inspire the cultivation of joy.”

MSC provides the powerful therapy tools for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

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Mindful Self-Compassion Training is an eight-week course that focuses on mindful awareness and self-compassion. Self-Compassion has proven to increase happiness, helping to cultivate more loving relationships and boosting the immune system. It is a courageous stance we take for ourselves for a kinder, more sustainable approach to life’s challenges. As we are able to turn toward the critical part of ourselves with understanding and kindness, we begin to trust our own inner resources.


More motivated and productive
Less self-critical, anxious, and depressedMore self-confident
More resilient and persistent when they failHappier and more satisfied
More curious, creative, and innovativeMore supportive of others

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My Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

Background on MSC

“I have been teaching this group since Spring of 2014 and it is consistently one of my most gratifying and meaningful experiences.  Participants report feeling more confident, less self-critical, less judgmental of others and more compassionate.”

 “Now, when people cut me off as I’m driving, instead of getting angry, I let them in and have compassion.”

“I am so much more patient with my children, in fact, everyone. Life just feels more easeful and caring."

“I am able to be compassionate with myself in the midst of turmoil” 

Attending MSC

WHAT: 8 week training program based on the ground-breaking work 

of Christopher Germer, Ph.D. and Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm–8:30 pm: Sept 2 - Sept 21

Retreat—Saturday, , 9am–1pm: Sept 19

COST: $475 or what you can afford 

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential inter-relatedness, so that we know we aren't alone. Mindfulness opens us to thepresent moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease.

Contact celedra@mac.com to reserve your 2020 space - dates coming soon!

Please pass this newsletter on to your friends and family. We can all use some compassion!

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To register please contact Celedra Gildea at celedra@mac.com.

Self-compassion groups are not meant to treat psychological disorders. Participation in the course requires regular attendance and adhering to basic classroom policies. Please only register if you can attend at least 6 of the 8 classes. This is both for your benefit, since each week builds on the previous one, but also helps to maintain continuity of the learning community. Class size is limited.