Virtual ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course

Virtual ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course

Mindful Self-Compassion is an evidence-based program designed to cultivate self-kindness and improve wellbeing. Developed by two psychologists, Drs. Kristen Neff and Chris Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion is the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.

Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

Research shows that self-compassion significantly enhances emotional wellbeing (less anxiety and depression), boosts resilience, happiness, harmonious relationships, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyles such as healthy eating and exercise. For many of us, self-criticism is a familiar driving force to do better and succeed. Yet, research shows the opposite: self-compassion is a much healthier and productive way to motivate ourselves.

You will learn:

  • How to stop being so hard on yourself
  • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  • How to become your own best teacher

Sessions include short talks, experiential exercises, interactive group discussion, and home practices. No experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.

15% discount for UCI employees, UCI students and Well-Being Circle members

If you have any inquiries about this program or any interest in scheduling an offering for a specific organization, please contact Talor Enos, Mindfulness Programs Assistant, at

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Registration Deadline:



Saturdays, November 6 - December 11, 2021 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.


Mirjam Luthe, MA

Mirjam Luthe is certified in yoga, Mindful-Self-Compassion, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Awake in the Wild, complemented by Mindful Schools training, Council Practice and similar dialog techniques. She serves as International Affairs Manager at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, and a core team member of the European Network for Grateful Living and the annual Swiss ETH Cortona Week. Mirjam is also a teacher at Monviso-Institute in Italy, a real-world laboratory for research, education, entrepreneurship and new living on sustainability transitions and regenerative design.

Virtual ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course

Start Date



6 sessions


Mirjam Luthe, MA




$250 Registration Fee
$225 (ends 10/04/21) Early Registration Fee

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