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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.


Self-Compassion for the Holidays

by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff
If you must make a New Year’s resolution this year, why not start at the beginning—commit yourself to be more self-compassionate, especially when you’re not.

The Near Enemies of Fierce Compassion

by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff
When we are aware of the near enemies of fierce compassion, including hostility, emotional reactivity, and self-righteousness, and we can act compassionately and affirmatively in the world without adding to the suffering that is already there.

Taking to the Road With an Open Heart: Adventures in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Vietnam

Written by Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW

Something inside me said “Go!” So I did.
I went to Vietnam in the Spring of 2018 with an international delegation of like-minded people with two objectives: firstly, to bring the Mindful Self-Compassion, MSC program to Vietnam and make the program more accessible to the locals; and secondly to enable Vietnam to self-sustain MSC programs in the future. We would ultimately achieve these objectives with our Vietnamese partners and the generosity of people from all over the world...

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