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Virtual workshop

Try a Little Tenderness: Mindful Self-Compassion

May 31 to July 12, 2023


Delivered by

Mark Rovner & Rebecca Scott

Fee range

US$124 - US$497

Contact Person

Mark Rovner


The class will be delivered via Zoom and run for six consecutive weeks. Each session will last two hours. Homework will be assigned, and participants will be expected to practice what they learn in class.

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to treat themselves with the same understanding and kindness we usually reserve for our closest friends. Many of us speak to ourselves in harsh ways we would never use with someone we cared about.

Studies have shown how Mindful Self-Compassion can tame your inner critic and reduce stress. If you’re one of the 99.9% of people with stress, this is for you.

What will participants learn?

Together, in a supportive community atmosphere, we will explore:

  • The neuroscience of self-compassion
  • The three core components of self-compassion
  • A range of practices aimed at calming your inner critic and promoting inner peace
  • Specific practices for difficult emotions, including shame
  • Creating a daily self-compassion practice 

You will leave with hands-on experience and, if you like, a personal practice tailored to your needs and preferences. 

Perhaps you’ve seen Dr. Neff’s TED talk on the subject or you’ve read an article about it. The program is embodied, accessible, trauma-informed, and has a documented track-record of success. You also might want to read more about the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion’s work promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Why take this workshop?

We live in extraordinarily stressful times. Mindful-self compassion is a powerful tool for remaining centered and building resilience in the face of everything that might be coming our way.

Dates & Time

The session will run for 2-hours from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm USET, beginning May 31 ending on July 12, 2023.

Display the dates and times for:

Session 1 31st May, 2023 6:00 pm
Session 2 7th June, 2023 6:00 pm
Session 3 14th June, 2023 6:00 pm
Session 4 28th June, 2023 6:00 pm
Session 5 5th July, 2023 6:00 pm
Session 6 12th July, 2023 6:00 pm

Accessibility ~ Fees

This course has two fee tiers–US$497 and US$297. Participants are encouraged to select the fee that best suits their current circumstances.

We also offer a self-selected reduced fee of US $124 for participants who belong to historically underrepresented groups, e.g., people of colour, indigenous people, those outside the western business paradigm.

Please reach out to Rebecca Scott if you need to request further accommodation.


Cancellation & Terms

Payment is fully refundable up to 28 days before the start of the event, less a 13% processing fee; it is not refundable thereafter. If the event is under-enrolled, we reserve the right to cancel 28 days prior to the event start date, and refund your registration fee in full.

“…an excellent resource for anyone that wants to make small changes with giant impact.”

“I feel more at peace than I have in years. I highly recommend this workshop!”

“I'd just been laid off and found myself in a loop of negative self talk, etc.. Mark and Rebecca offered really effective tools for being kinder to myself and meeting weekly helped keep me on track.”

Past workshop participants

Faculty Bios

Mark Rovner

Mark Rovner, PCC is an executive coach with a long track record working with nonprofit leaders and other world changers. He brings abundant warmth, clarity and humor to his work as a coach, consultant and trainer. Mark has been a student of compassion for many years, beginning in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and more recently weaving in social science and neuroscience. He is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and a trained Immunity to Change facilitator. Marks spends many of his off-hours underwater and has yet to meet a shark he didn’t love.

Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott is a leadership coach who is passionate about helping people living with chronic conditions live full, purposeful, and joyous lives. She believes in the transformational power of meaningful conversation, celebrating all your victories, and feeling all your feelings. She also believes in kindness, including to oneself... which is easier said than done. Rebecca is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and loves talking about the delights and challenges of working across difference.