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Preliminary Research on the Role of Self-Compassion During the COVID Pandemic

By Marissa Knox

Findings from recent studies in Hong Kong, Spain, Israel, Iran, and Austria illustrate the range of ways, during the tumultuous conditions of the COVID pandemic, that self-compassion can guide us to take actions that promote our healing and interconnected wellbeing.


Renew Your Self-Compassion for the New Year with Two Free Mini-Retreats

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

As we turn our minds and hearts toward 2021, the transition is an ideal time to focus on restoration and renewal for ourselves, the collective, and our earth. All are welcome to join Chris Germer, Steve Hickman, and other MSC teachers for inspiration, nourishment, and guidance during these two free mini-retreats.


Study of 80 Veterans Shows that MSC is a Valuable Addition to Medical Pain Management Strategies

By Marissa Knox

In a recent study by Dr. Greg Serpa and colleagues, it appears that teaching Veterans to meet their emotional and physical suffering with kindness had an impact on their medication use. "Our treatment system has medicalized pain management and then blamed and marginalized those who suffer for seeking the very thing our system has trained them to see as their best path for relief. Humans have used compassion to alleviate suffering for millennia. Isn’t it time to support those who are suffering with compassion training?"

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Fierce Self Compassion

Kristin Neff
February 2 - February 4, 2021

Self-Compassion An Antidote to Shame

Chris Germer
March 2 - March 4, 2021

Our formal certification program SCIP — Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy for psychotherapists will establish common ground across other modalities and approaches.