What is Mindful Self-Compassion or MSC?
The goal of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programs is for participants to gain the capacity to forgive, encourage, and motivate themselves when struggling with feelings of personal failure or inadequacy. The more people can be kind and compassionate toward the challenges and struggles they themselves face, the more they can be accepting and empathetic toward others. Shame, self-criticism, perfectionism and an intolerance for difficult emotions are at the heart of much of our suffering, and also belie many of the harmful behaviors we see in the world today. Extensive research has shown that the practice of self-compassion is a viable, powerful and effective “antidote” to these root causes of suffering, while promoting greater self-acceptance and increased resilience.