• CAD $250.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details:
Thursdays, April 8 - May 13
10:00am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Location: Online

$250 CAD standard tuition
$225 CAD early bird tuition (until March 8, 2021)

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A 50% refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

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The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (Online)

With Megan Prager

April 8 - May 13, 2021

This highly experiential program that will teach you how to care for yourself with understanding and support when you need it most — when you fail, feel inadequate, and are suffering. The SC-MSC program builds the skills of mindfulness and develops the resource of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, the ability to cope with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves.

The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion is an adaptation of the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, designed to support the cultivation of self-compassion. SC-MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion, and Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness, compassion and psychotherapy.

You will 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
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • Research and theory behind mindful self-compassion


This course meets once a week on Thursdays, for six weeks, from April 8 to May 13, 2021. Each session will be 90 minutes.

  • Pacific Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Mountain Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Central Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Eastern Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Of course, you may join from any timezone.

Optional Recommended Reading

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by C. Germer and K. Neff


These sessions will not be recorded. 

Virtual Gathering

This event will take place on Zoom, a video conferencing tool. You may download the application for free. You will also need a device with speakers, microphone, video, and internet connection. You may test your Zoom connection in advance. A short tutorial for Zoom etiquette will be provided at the beginning of the event.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.



Megan Prager
Megan Prager, MA, is Co-Founder of Mindful Labs and Compassion Programs Director at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Megan is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor (MBSR), a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor (MSC), a Certified Compassion Cultivation Instructor (CCT), a Compassion for Couples Instructor (CFC), and an Adjunct Faculty member…
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