MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. 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. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. For more information about Mindful Self-Compassion, please see .

Mindful Self-Compassion – Evening Session

Class Dates: Wednesdays, April 4 through May 23, 2018

Instructors:Karen Bluth, Ph.D. & Laura Prochnow Phillips

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Location: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (The Chapel in the UNC Cancer Hospital)


Tentative Half-Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 12-4PM, Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Questions? email or Phone 919-966-8586

Participation Cost: $375 UNC Affiliates | $395 General Public | $200 Repeat Participants

Refund Policy

Before the start of first class, full refund minus $75.00 handling fee

After 1st class, no refunds

Questions? or call (919) 966-8586. Whether you are just beginning your parenting experience or have adult children who you want to develop your relationship with, this course will provide guidance, skills, and practice in parenting mindfully.

The course draws from evidenced based DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), child/human development through the life span, and family system approaches.”