Dedicated to sharing self-compassion practice across the globe.

VIEW ALL CMSC OFFERINGS FIND A TEACHER IN YOUR AREA LIVE ONLINE MSC

he non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is devoted solely to disseminating self-compassion. Self-compassion can be defined as learning to treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short or fail in some way. Founded in 2012 by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, the center is a place where people can learn about self-compassion, find out where to train in MSC, continue to practice MSC skills, and explore how to teach MSC to others. We invite you to explore the site and find out how self-compassion may help you or those you care about.

CMSC BLOG

“How is Your Heart Today?”
Compassion at Angola Prison

By Dr. Chris Germer
Co-founder, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Touched by the depth of caring and authentic brotherhood he found during a recent trip to Angola Prison in Louisiana, USA, Chris Germer discovered the power of self-compassion to support those suffering under the oppressive weight of shame for their crimes, their incarceration, and their inability to care for their families while in prison. So where must we go from here?

Loving, Connected Presence in a Global Classroom

While it might be difficult to imagine an online learning experience being as effective as a traditional classroom experience, we've found over the years of teaching MSC online we can come close. If you cannot make it to a live class due to your life circumstances, we invite you to try out online learning for yourself.

MSC and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By Dr. Chris Germer
Co-founder, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

DEI training may appear to be simply the latest American obsession, but, in my view, it will soon become a global imperative. Regardless of the culture, there are always vast numbers of people who are suffering due to systemic oppression (unconscious bias, marginalization, or discrimination) of individual and collective differences. As our world becomes increasingly globalized and we live cheek to jowl with people quite different from ourselves, especially people with different views and values, our need for compassion will only increase if our planet is to survive.



Full CMSC Blog