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New brain imaging study shows self-compassion training alters neural responses to chronic pain

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

A new brain imaging study shows that self-compassion training alters neural responses to chronic pain.


MSC and Being with Ageing Parents

By Tina Gibson

Compassion is relational. And perhaps the most complicated of these relations at times are within our family. Families are the very foundation of this human experience, and so many threads of the tapestry of our life may well be family relations. Bearing the complexity of this in mind, I humbly offer my story of the caring relation-shipping that I had with the four elders in my life: my parents and my husband’s parents. And if you are in the time of your life where you are caring for an elderly parent/s, my wish for you is to include yourself in your caring. Know that the caring goes on long after they die and that loving relation-shipping is eternal.


Building Inner Strength for Hard Times: Self-Compassion for Young Adults

By Karen Bluth

In the new Embracing Your Life course, young adults learn ways of meeting emotional challenges unique to this age group. Adapted from the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, Embracing Your Life offers tools to become more resilient to anger, sadness, anxiety, and more. Needed now more than ever.

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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion – 5 Day Online Silent Retreat

David Spound, Beth Mulligan
December 1 - December 6, 2020

Mindful Self-Compassion 5-Day Intensive

Big Bear City,CA,United States Steve Hickman, Megan Prager
October 17 - October 22, 2021