MSC Spring 2017

Apr 24th, 2017 - Jun 26th, 2017

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8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being. Click here to view an overview of the themes explored over the 8 weeks and learning objectives and outcomes. MSC is an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, co-developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, a senior advisor of our CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. We welcome you to explore Mindful Self-Compassion tools and resources, including guided meditation and a course overview, through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website.

Instructors: Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, Ph.D. and Elyse Simon, MA


Overview and Course Orientation will be provided on Monday, April 10, 12-1 pm. This brief orientation is open to all interested in MSC or currently enrolled in the spring course. Please feel welcome to invite friends, colleagues or family who might be interested in the course. Attendance is optional - RSVP here


8-week Course: Monday, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 26, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM  

Course Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

26 Central Street, Community Room, 2nd Floor, Somerville MA 02143  


Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 - 1:30 p.m. - located at Cambridge Hospital Learning Center A/B



Course Rate:

 Early Registration (Until March 10th)..............................................$550 

Regular Registration ........... $600


CHA Employees and patients, contact us at for more information about course discounts.

Refund policy: There is a $75 registration fee if cancelling at least 8 days before the course orientation. 50% refund can be between 7 days and 2 days before course orientation. No Refund is available if cancellation is within 48 hours before the start of the course orientation, but the participant will be placed on a waiting list to be enrolled in the next MSC course offering.