Chris and Kristin News

Chris Germer: Past, Present and Future: A Biographical Interview

"I think we're at the beginning of a great wave of compassion." - Chris Germer ...

by Center for Mindful Self-Compassion


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Children, Teens, and Families

MSC and Being with Ageing Parents

By Tina Gibson

Compassion is relational. And perhaps the most complicated of these relations at times are within our family. Families are the very foundation of this human experience, and so many threads of the tapestry of our life may well be family relations. Bea...

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Clinical Applications

New brain imaging study shows self-compassion training alters neural responses to chronic pain

By Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

A new brain imaging study shows that self-compassion training alters neural responses to chronic pain....

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The Little Book of Self-Compassion

By Kathryn Lovewell

The Little Book of Self-Compassion by MSC Teacher, Kathryn Lovewell was born out of the desire to share the transformative power, potency and accessibility of Mindful Self-Compassion. It is intended as a deep bow to Chris and Kristin’s wor...

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Food for Thought

10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19


By Chris Germer & Kristin Neff Co-Developers of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program Many people have asked us how self-compassion practice might help them get through this challenging time.  Everyone has […]...

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Good Works

Healing in Community: Project Huruma

By Lorraine Hobbs

Project Huruma has emerged with a vision to support caregivers and survivors of trauma around the world with mindfulness and self-compassion skills, starting with the Mt. Elgon community in Western Kenya. Here, we offer you the first in a series of a...

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Inclusion and Diversity

My first Experience as a Person of Color in MSC — “Is it Really Me?”

By Sydney Spears

I can remember my very first MSC training experience from several years ago like it was yesterday. There was definitely a surge of internal experiences that I observed as I […]...

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Taking Our Practice into the World

By Aimee Eckhardt

While we may begin training in self-compassion to ease our own personal pain, the transformation that follows is a deeply practical, radically counter-cultural state of being which directly benefits the world at large....

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