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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.


Privilege, Power and a Pair of Plastic Earrings: A reflection on the inner capacity of self-compassion

Written by Dr. Steve Hickman
Her radiance, the lack of self-consciousness, the spirit of a Carioca (a resident of Rio) all shone through because she could embrace her true nature as a glorious, lively, perfectly imperfect human being who simply wants to be happy and free from suffering.

Why Women Need Fierce Self-Compassion

Written by Dr. Kristin Neff
In many ways the #MeToo movement can be seen as the collective arising of female yang. We are finally speaking up to protect ourselves, our sisters, our daughters and sons. Thank goodness. Women need to fully embrace and integrate both tender and fierce compassion if we are ever going to free ourselves from patriarchy.

MSC Teacher selected as one of China's Top 50 Influential Figures in the Mental Health Sector

Our China-based Certified MSC Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Hailan Guo was selected as one of China’s Top 50 Influential Figures in the Mental Health Sector by YiXinli, China’s largest mental health education and consultation platform with over 17 million subscribers.

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