Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course
October 14, 2018 December 9, 2018

Series Of Classes

Total # of Classes
Class length
150 minutes
Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash St. Ste. 101 Leawood, KS 66211
The Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) program is an evidence-based course developed by Kristen Neff, PhD, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, that teaches participants skills needed for greater awareness in the present moment of their own distress or suffering so they can respond with kindness and wisdom. Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat themselves more like someone they love, befriending themselves, cultivating a gentle curiosity about inner experiences, motivating with encouragement rather than punishment, and coping with difficult emotions with greater calm and ease. This program fulfills one of the prerequisites for becoming a MSC teacher and up to 24 CE credits are offered for MO & KS licensed mental health professionals. The course consists of eight weekly 2.5 hour classes plus half-day retreat. Each participant in the course will receive:

  • 24 total hours of instruction in Mindful Self-Compassion, which includes carefully sequenced self-compassion exercises, guided meditations, written exercises, group discussions, and mindful movement;
  • Weekly handouts to reinforce the learning and provide support and reminders for home practice;
  • Weekly homework assignments (optional, but recommended);
  • Access to all meditation audio recordings
MAM members = $465 (purchase a pass)
Non-Members = $545 (purchase a pass)

Once you've purchased a pass, please be sure to complete the MSC Participant Background Form.

Meetings Scheduled Sundays: 
Oct. 14th 2:30 – 5 pm
Oct. 21st 2:30 – 5 pm
Oct. 28th 2:30 – 5 pm
Nov. 4th 2:30 – 5 pm
Nov. 11th  2:30 – 5 pm
Nov 18th  2:30 – 5 pm
Nov. 25th 10 am – 2 pm (retreat)
Dec 2nd  2:30 – 5 pm
Dec. 9th 2:30 – 5 pm

No refunds after the deadline (Oct. 7th, 2018). Please note that we reserve the right to cancel the class in case of low attendance, in which case, you will be given a full refund. MO & KS licensed mental health professionals can earn up to 24 continuing education units by participating in this course. MSC courses are offered in partnership with Self-Compassion KC, which maintains responsibility for the content of this course.

The class takes place on...

October 14 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
October 21 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
October 28 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
November 4 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
November 18 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
December 9 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
December 23 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)
January 6 at 2:30 pm (Sunday)

This class series has already started. Please contact us directly to register.