Laila with MSC co-creators

Laila Narsi at a MSC Intensive in Bhutan

Laila with MSC co-creators

Laila Narsi with Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Susan Pollak at a MSC Intensive in Nairobi, Kenya

Laila with MSC co-creators

With the Masai warrior women of Kenya

Upcoming Retreats

Harnessing Fierce Self-Compassion: A Free Global Mini Silent Retreat – FULLY BOOKED!

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:30am to 12:30pm CST (or 7:30am to 10:30am PST)

In honor of International Women’s Day, I am organizing a free global mini silent retreat with the Center For Mindful Self-Compassion Circles of Practice: Public Offering.

I am honored and filled with joy to bring three world renowned Self-Compassion teachers to lead this retreat, including bestselling author Dr. Kristin Neff, who is also MSC’s Co-Developer.

REGISTER NOW for this free event!

Past Retreats


A Renewal Before Christmas: FREE Mini Retreat – FULLY BOOKED!

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:00am to 11:00am CST (please check your local time)

Lead by Laila Narsi, LCSW, CMMT and Markus Bohlmann, PhD

This free mini retreat is a wonderful opportunity to work through a lot of stress that this year has brought us as well as prepare for the upcoming holidays. During this retreat, we will be using elements of mindfulness and self-compassion to help you to renew, recharge, and reconnect before Christmas and New Years. This way you will be ready to take on 2021 with ease and comfort.

REGISTER NOW for this free event!

CMSC Presents “United In Self-Compassion”

A Day Long Silent Retreat – Live Online

Tuesday November 03, 2020 from 5am PST to 8pm PST

In response to a lot of increased difficult times around the world, we are honored to offer a free day-long drop in silent retreat through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. We will have guided meditations starting every hour for 45 minutes by senior teachers such as CMSC Co-Founder Chris Germer, CMSC Executive Director Steve Hickman, and The Mindful Self Owner Laila Narsi.

Making Friends With Yourself (MSC Course for teens)

October 27 through November 08, 2019

Eldoret, Kenya

Laila Narsi co-led this Trauma Sensitive MSC Course for teens in Eldoret, Kenya.  Laila, along side with two other Psychotherapists and Mindfulness teachers, facilitated a program to meet the needs of teens that were ravaged by violence and severe trauma in their villages in the hilltops of Kenyan countryside.   

Mindful Self-Compassion Tour Bhutan 2018 — October 16-26, 2018 with Kristy Arbon and Laila Narsi

Bhutan, a Buddhist kindgdon on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.

This small group tour will blend the entire Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff with a cultural tour of beautiful Bhutan. Group members will be supported by daily self-compassion practices, as they explore some of the country’s most beautiful sites.

Mindful Self-Compassion Tour Kenya

February 15-18, 2018

With MSC-Founder Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Susan Pollak

As a Trauma Informed Psychotherapist, Laila accompanied the MSC team as a POS
in Brackenhurst in Kenya right outside of Nairobi. This program was a Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Retreat for native Kenyan Trauma Specialists from various disciplines such as Psychology, Law Enforcement, Social Work, Clergy, etc.

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International Mindfulness Teachers Association
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Verified by Psychology Today