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.


MSC Online Practice Group

25.02. - 11.03 - 25.03 - 8.04 - 22.04.2021 

Live online with Co-Teacher Anja Benesch

For participants who completed a Mindful Self-Compassion course.

Information and registration here

The Power of Self-Compassion – Free Introduction

25.06. 2021

19:00 – 20:30 (CET Berlin Time)

This Free Introductory session is part of the weekend workshop „Tender and Fierce Self-Compassion. Soft Front – Strong Back.“.

To book this session please send an email to or, specifying what event you would like to register for.

Tender and Fierce Self-Compassion. Soft Front – Strong Back

25/26/27.06. 2021

Live Online-Workshop with Co-Teacher Anja Benesch

With Self-Compassion we can access a sense of a loving, connected and supportive presence. Comforting and soothing practices are teaching us how to be with ourselves in a gentle and tender way, which helps us to gain inner strength. Fierce Compassion enables us to see a situation with clarity, giving us the courage to act skillfully and effectively in the world, for example by setting healthy boundaries and standing up for ourselves and others.

In this experience-based workshop we will explore both tender and fierce aspects of Self-Compassion and offer you theory and practices; activities include meditation, short talks, exercises and group discussion.

Workshop Schedule 

Friday, June 25, 2021

19:00 - 20:30 (CET Berlin Time): The Power of Self-Compassion - Free Introduction

Saturday June 26, 2021 

09:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 16:00 (CET Berlin Time)

Sunday June 27, 2021 

10:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00 (CET Berlin Time)

We will offer regular breaks to make the time in front of the computer as enjoyable as possible for all of us.


To benefit from this workshop and to promote a safe space for participants, the workshop has to be attended in total and it’s not possible to join only for one day.
❥ Early bird Discount: €150 (available until May 21, 2021)
❥ Regular fee: €160
❥ Special Discount for students, unemployed people and the retired: €150

Spaces are limited. To book the workshop please express your interest by sending an email to or

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Online Training 
16.08 - 04.10. 2021
Mondays, 18:30 - 20:00 / 06:30pm - 08:00pm Berlin Time (CET)
Live Online with Co-teacher Anja Benesch