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8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course Online

12th Sept-31st Oct 2024
Every Thursday, 6.30 - 9pm (UK time)
*PLUS Half day retreat Sun 13th Oct - 9.30am - 12.30pm

Led by:
Dr Lucy Chan (MSC certified teacher) & Ethan Pollock (MSC teacher)
Online via Zoom


Are you 18-24? We have a reduced place at £120 for you.
Register Below (proof of age required).

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There has never been a more important time to learn practices and techniques to help cultivate stability, calm, grounding, connection, and uplift.

This course has the benefit of being taught by Lucy and Ethan, two senior teachers (with additional training in the new Fierce Self-Compassion programme) who bring a wealth of knowledge, and a gentle lightheartedness too! They are both qualified teachers of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme, and experienced facilitators and retreat leaders.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based training program designed to cultivate the skill of 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 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!


  • Practice self-compassion in daily life

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

  • Recognise that expressing your needs and setting healthy boundaries is an act of compassion

  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new

  • Manage caregiver fatigue

  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation


 This 8 week training officially qualifies as one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training AND Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certification.




Class activities include guided meditations, short group discussion, and home practice. Read about our past participants' experiences on Google reviews here and on Facebook here.



We'll be using the platform zoom. Online we offer the same practices, exercises, and small group work just as you would find on our in-person courses.

Since offering this course online, we are lucky to have received participants from all over the world!






Lucy Chan mindfulness self compassion te

Dr Lucy Chan

Lucy is an experienced certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher who trained directly under the internationally renowned pioneers of self-compassion Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. She teaches globally and also co-created the Self-Compassion programme for the nationally acclaimed mindfulness charity The Sharpham Trust. She also works as a doctor in the NHS; self-compassion practices helped her meet the challenges of a stressful job and her passion is to help others incorporate these practices into their lives.

In 2021, she delivered a TEDx talk on Fierce Compassion that you can watch on the official TED website here.


Ethan Pollock

Ethan is a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher who has been facilitating mindfulness groups and retreats for over a decade. He currently teaches mindfulness, self-compassion and Buddhism at the nationally acclaimed Sharpham Trust, and local meditation groups across the UK. He was one of the founding members of Wake Up London, a still thriving community of young meditators (aged 18-35). He spent five years training at Plum Village with the internationally recognised mindfulness teacher & Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.



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