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Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 29
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Half day session: Saturday, August 11
Instructor: Jean Fagerstrom

Mayo Meditation Space
University of Minnesota - East Bank campus
Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

General Public: $425
UMAA Member: $382.50

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)  is an 8-week program developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.  Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

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 shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

In this program, you’ll 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

Sign up for an MSC Information session . Attending an information session is highly encouraged before beginning your program, before or after you register. Learn about the program, research, commitment and begin to set goals. This is an opportunity to also ask questions according to your interests and needs.


Course Terms, Policies and Additional Information

Course Terms

As part of the registration, you will need to agree to these terms:

Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator prior to beginning the session. Should the instructor determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

Item 2: This mindfulness programming includes skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises whether during the weekly sessions at University of Minnesota, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.

Item 3: I understand that I am not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.

Cancellation Policy 
Cancellations must be made in writing at least five days in advance of the event by sending an email to mindprg@umn.edu. Name, address, and phone number method are mandatory for both registration and refunds; we will also need your payment information to process a refund (please do not send via email). 
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program Refund Policy 
Prior to the event,

  • More than 14 days before event: A full refund will be offered.
  • Less than 14 day but more than 5 days before event:  A refund less $25 processing fee will be offered.
  • Within 5 days before an event & space can be filled from waiting list:  A refund less $25 processing fee will be offered.
  • Within 5 days before an event & space CAN NOT be filled from waiting list:  75% refund will be offered or transferred to another series in the same year, space permitting.
After classes have begun,
  • After class 1: 75% refund or transfer to another series in the same year, space permitting
  • After class 2: 50% refund or transfer to another series in the same year, space permitting
  • After class 3: No automatic refunds or transfers
Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, participants should speak with their instructor, or send an email to mindprg@umn.edu or call 612-624-9459.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. To request accessibility accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, event manager (612-625-8164, bussx057@umn.edu).

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Contact us:
Center for Spirituality & Healing
420 Delaware St SE
Mayo Memorial Building #505
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612-626-5280

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