Dedicated to sharing self-compassion practice across the globe.

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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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Cultivating Kindness and Strength in the Face of Difficulty: Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion

By Dr. Kristin Neff
Co-founder,Center for Mindful Self-Compassion


Kristin Neff discusses the importance of deepening our understanding of self-compassion to include self-protection, self-motivation, and providing for ourselves.

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.

The Case for Surgical Self-Compassion

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion


The ubiquitous story that the road to excellence and high performance should be paved with external or internal criticism and shame is a psychological barrier that needs to be broken down in the world of medicine. Retired thoracic surgeon Michael Maddaus explains why.  



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