MSC Fall 2017

Oct 11th, 2017 - Dec 6th, 2017

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8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course

 This 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course is offered at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. All levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation are welcome.

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: Elyse Simon and Cecilia Fernandez-Hall

8-week Course: October 11, 18 and 25, November 1, 8, 15 and 29, December 6 (No Class on 11/22 for Thanksgiving)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Retreat: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 - 2:30 PM

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

Course Rate:
Early Registration (Until September 11)................................................$550
Regular Registration (September 11 to October 5).........$600
Late Registration (October 5 to October 11).........................$650 


Need-Based Scholarship Applications Available. CHA Employees and patients, please contact us at for more information about course discounts.


CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
26 Central Street, Community Room, 2nd Floor, Somerville, MA 02143
For questions, contact us at or (617) 591-6132


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 MBSR or MSC course offering.