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.

Kristin Neff's TEDx talk on Self-Compassion

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


Healthcare Professional Directory

The CMSC Healthcare Professional Directory is a list of healthcare professionals who have completed MSC and wish to be listed publicly on the CMSC website. This directory is useful for prospective clients seeking referrals to healthcare professionals with a particular interest and specialty in MSC. Listings include type of practice, location, contact information, specialties, and insurance options.


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

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

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