Welcome to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion!

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion provides information about MSC, an 8-week program designed to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life. Founded in 2012 by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, the center is a place where people can access self-compassion resources, discover MSC in their area, and explore MSC Teacher Training.

MSC Intensive, Sedona Mago, January 10-15, 2016 with Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff

Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed,  face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

Online MSC Pilot

CMSC is delighted to announce that we are in the process of developing and piloting an Online MSC program. This is in response to the demand for accessible MSC Training coupled with the availability of some online tools that will make delivery via internet a possibility. 

New MSC Teacher Trainers

Welcome to our new MSC Teacher Trainers for 2015! This year we add Judith Soulsby from Wales, Hilde Steinhauser from Germany and Beth Mulligan from the United States to the ranks of Teacher Trainers. We look forward to working with them and benefitting from the wealth of their practice and teaching experience.

Judith Soulsby   Hilde Steinhauser     Beth Mulligan

 

 

 

                                             Judith Soulsby                       Hilde Steinhauser                           Beth Mulligan

Compassion Multimedia e-Book

Compassion. Bridging Practice and Science by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz (with contributions from Chris Germer and Kristin Neff) is a multimedia eBook for anyone interested in compassion, meditation, the underlying science, and most of all its practice and benefits for everyday life. The book describes many different forms of compassion practice from various perspectives such as experiences in schools, in psychotherapy, coaching, or in the end-of-life care. Theoretical core concepts from a psychological, a Buddhist, and an evolutionary point of view are discussed. Furthermore, many of the newest empirical findings and secular training programs are presented in this unique and artistic book. Get your free copy of the book and more information here: www.compassion-training.org

 

Kristin Neff's TEDx talk on Self-Compassion

Video

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff (2013) (21 minutes)

Compassion-Based Therapy with Christopher Germer, Paul Gilbert and Kristin Neff (2012) (27 minutes)

Subscribe to Center for Mindful Self-Compassion RSS