MSC Course

Mindful Self-Compassion

with Tanya Tierney and Siri Chandler

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Sign up for a Free Live Online Introduction to MSC with Tanya Tierney and Siri Chandler.  


The 1,5 hour-long interactive session will give you a taste of what Mindful Self-Compassion is. 


We will do some practices and excersizes together as well as short meditation.

Date: 8 February 2021

Time: 18:00 -19:30 Thailand & 19:00 - 20:30 Singapore/Hong Kong Time.

Taught By

Siri Chandler

Siri is a dual Thai-American national and an experienced Mindfulness educator. Her genuineness, kindness and personal experience of the benefits of MSC and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) infuse her courses with a special personal touch. As an enthusiastic life-long learner, she devotes her time to continuously deepening her own practice which she has been cultivating over the past 25 years. She is especially drawn to bringing mindfulness into daily life in a practical way. To learn more about her background:

Tanya Tierney

Tanya is a British educator who has lived in Singapore since 2012. With a background in student wellbeing and teaching communication skills and compassion to medical students, Tanya has expanded her teaching interests to include mindfulness and self-compassion. Through her own practice, she has developed strategies to attend to her own wellbeing and thus be more present for her students. She has taught mindfulness to students, educators, clinicians and members of the public and has completed her teacher training for MSC at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.



Nine weekly sessions

Mondays, 22 February – 19 April, 2021 


  • 19.00 – 22.00 (Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur)

  • 18.00 – 21.00 (Thailand, ICT)


Regular Price: 350 USD

Limited Scholarships: contact us for details

Course Details

  • Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, internationally recognized, structured well-being program that is based on the ground-breaking research of psychologist Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of psychologist Christopher Germer.

  • Research shows that MSC…

    • Reduces stress and anxiety

    • Enhances emotional well-being

    • Promotes resilience

    • Helps people clarify core values & develop resources to live in tune with them

    • Fosters healthy, positive relationships

  • MSC is a comprehensive program that consists of up to 40 practices and key exercises, group discussion and reflection. No meditation experience is required.

  • The course is taught online using the Zoom online meeting platform, which is free to download.
    Sessions last 3 hours with structured breaks.  

Our Approach

  • Tanya and Siri are passionate about offering this course and will do their best to make it as meaningful and enjoyable as possible. They bring their own personal and ongoing MSC experience and practice to their classes.  

  • Our MSC course explores mindfulness and self-compassion via self-reflective exercises, small and large group discussions, and activities in a safe and supportive environment.

Support Materials

You will receive: 

  • A course handbook in PDF

  • Links to online guided practices to support you during and after the course.

  • Access to other MSC community resources. 


Additional Information

  • The course should not be used as a substitute for psychotherapy, medication or other healthcare. If you have any queries in this regard, please discuss with your health professional before applying.

  • Successful course completion is a qualifying component of MSC teacher training.


Class Preparation:

  • We recommend you give yourself 20 minutes a day to practice MSC on your own to supplement course content. 

  • Technology needs: A strong, reliable internet connection & access to a computer or tablet that is at least 10 inches. Phones or mini-tablets are not encouraged because they impede our ability to see each other and feel connected during group discussions. 

  • Confidentiality and respect for privacy are important aspects of an MSC class. Please make sure that you are joining class from a private space.  

  • Various assignments will involve writing. Please bring a pen and notepad to each class.



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Thank you

 Jack Kornfield

Remember that if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.