Mindful Self-Compassion UK

8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course, On-Line, Thursday mornings

When: Thursday mornings, starting 14 Sept 2023 and ending 16 Nov with half term break on 26 Oct.

Time: 10am-12.45

Where: On zoom in a safe and confidential group

Content: 8 weeks of course teaching, guided meditations and small group discussions, an online retreat, link to meditations to use at home

There is now a great deal of research to show that if we are self-compassionate we are more emotionally resilient, suffer less from stress, anxiety and depression, maintain healthy habits such as diet and exercise and have more satisfying personal relationships.

Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of psychotherapist, Christopher Germer,  MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable us to respond to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding using mindfulness and self compassion. 

The course will explore how to

  • stop being so hard on yourself
  • handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • become your own best teacher
  • manage caregiver fatigue and more…..

The course is led by Claire Garthwaite, trained mindfulness and self-compassion teacher and former GP and Diana Thornton, therapist and trained mindfulness and self compassion teacher. Both have been teaching and practising mindfulness for a long time and know personally how transformative mindful self-compassion can be. They will guide you in a gentle and light-hearted way on this course.

If you would like to have a chat with Claire about the course to find out more before committing, please email claire@withmindfulness.co.uk or call 07787517859. The course costs £295 and there are 2 subsidised spaces available-please ask.

This 8 week training officially qualifies as one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training AND Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certification.


Sep 14 2023 - Nov 16 2023


The sessions run from 10am-12.45. There is a half-term break on Thurs 26 Oct
10:00 am - 12:45 pm




In the comfort of your own home


Claire Garthwaite
Subsidised spaces are available-please ask