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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.

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Do you get a second try at life?

By Dr. Cynthia Phelps
Shame and recovery: How self-compassion stepped in where rehab left off

Practicing Through Becoming: No Place For “Trying”

By Dr. Steve Hickman
As the Jedi Master Yoda famously said “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

What Self-Compassion Is

By Sunita Alves
From the first to the last labored breaths, life is filled with working and striving, trying to find love and then fighting not to lose it. In this house, though, there is something different about the relationship with the struggle. There’s no need to avoid it.



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