Mindful Self-Compassion


What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

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.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, 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.

  • Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need.


  • Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone.


  • Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.


For whom is it suitable?

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption.

You can find my guided meditations on the App Insight Timer 


Learning Mindful Self-Compassion

I am pleased to announce more opportunities for learning the principles of MSC in 2021.


25.02. - 11.03 - 25.03 - 8.04 - 22.04.2021  (EN)

MSC Online Practice Group


with Co-Teacher Anja Benesch

For participants who completed a Mindful Self-Compassion course.

Information and registration here

Befriending Yourself -  A Mindful Self-Compassion 6-Week Online Training Program

February 23 - March 30, 2021
Tuesdays @ 18:30 - 20:00 / 06:30pm - 08:00pm Berlin Time (CET)
Live Online with Anja Benesch and Wiebke Pausch

Discover the benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion in a comprehensive new online format with two experienced women who have been teaching together for many years. Together we learn practices that ease stress in daily life and help us to overcome self-criticism as we learn how to motivate ourselves with friendliness. We explore how to be kind with ourselves in the face of difficult emotions and caregiving fatigue. In this process we gain emotional resilience as we deepen our experiences with effective practices to develop the skill of self-compassion.


During our weekly one and a half hour online gatherings we offer meditations, short talks, experiential exercises and inquiry as well as practical tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. We will have group discussions and connect in small groups – allowing us to experience our common humanity and to feel supported. 


For a total of six weeks we meet every Tuesday evening for up to 1,5 hours via the ZOOM online platform as our practice space.
This 6-week SC-MSC online program covers a selection of essential Self-Compassion practices presented in an easily accessible format. With a total of 9 teaching hours it is shorter than the 8-week MSC program and is therefore very well suited for anyone who‘d like to take first steps in the practice of Self-Compassion under the guidance of experienced teachers and in a supportive group format.

Cost: 150€ (reduced 125€)
Refund policy: up to one week before the program starts: 0% ; up to 3 days before 50%; after that 100% of the course fee are due.


Registration is mandatory. Register in advance for this program via this link


© Wiebke Pausch 2020