Mindful Self-Compassion Classes
Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc. Presents:

6-Week Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion


Join our Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) Trained Teachers to learn tools to build inner strength and support resilience.


6-Week Course Session 1: September 21, 2021-October 26, 2021 | Tuesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PT

6-Week Course Session 2 (Encore): November 2, 2021-December 7, 2021 | Tuesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PT


What Is Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)?

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff, PhD and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, PhD, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it's easier than you think.

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It's a courageous attitude that stands up to self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.


6-Week Online Short Course in MSC | $180:

  • 6-Week Course Session 1: September 21, 2021 - October 26, 2021 | Tuesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PT
  • 6-Week Course Session 2 (Encore): November 2, 2021 - December 7, 2021 | Tuesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PT

Teachers: Bob Horowitz, MD and Theresa Najjar, PT, DPT, MS

Description: Learn how to build inner strength, support emotional resilience, and respond to difficult moments with kindness, care, and understanding. This 6-week course is taught live on Zoom by CMSC Trained Teachers Bob Horowitz, MD and Theresa Najjar, PT, DPT, MS. In this course, you will learn self-compassion core principles and tools to:

  • Stop being so hard on yourself

  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • Motivate yourself with encouragement instead of criticism

  • Become your own inner ally


What To Expect in the 6-Week Course:

Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

It is said that "love reveals everything unlike itself." While some difficult emotions may arise when practicing self-compassion, we are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey interesting and enjoyable for everyone. We ask our participants to sign a consent form to participate in SC-MSC. Before signing up, you can review the consent form, attached below. The instructors will send you the consent form to sign digitally after you enroll in SC-MSC.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend our 6-Week Short Course.

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