Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. It was developed by Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org). MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in attention—recognizing that as a human being, you too are a worthy recipient of compassion. Self-compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves and to motivate ourselves with encouragement when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Self-compassion is learned in part by connecting with our innate compassion for others and self-compassion also helps to grow and sustain our compassion for others.