Chris and Kristin News

Chris Germer: Past, Present and Future: A Biographical Interview

"I think we're at the beginning of a great wave of compassion." - Chris Germer ...

by Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

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Children, Teens, and Families

How does self-compassion protect depressed adolescents? Quieting the self may be the key.

By Guanmin Liu
CMSC Guest Author

Excessive focus on one’s own negative aspects can have harmful effects, such as depression. It is especially so for adolescents, because they are more vulnerable to peers’ negative appraisals. We […]...

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Clinical Applications

New Research Demonstrates Benefits of Self-Compassion on Physical Health

By CMSC

According to recent research that synthesized findings from 94 studies and 29,588 individuals, our physical wellness can be supported by an inner resource that is already available within us and can be accessed at a moment’s notice: self-compassion...

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CMSC News

The Little Book of Self-Compassion

By Kathryn Lovewell

The Little Book of Self-Compassion by MSC Teacher, Kathryn Lovewell was born out of the desire to share the transformative power, potency and accessibility of Mindful Self-Compassion. It is intended as a deep bow to Chris and Kristin’s wor...

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Food for Thought

10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19

By CMSC

By Chris Germer & Kristin Neff Co-Developers of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program Many people have asked us how self-compassion practice might help them get through this challenging time.  Everyone has […]...

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Good Works

Healing in Community: Project Huruma

By Lorraine Hobbs

Project Huruma has emerged with a vision to support caregivers and survivors of trauma around the world with mindfulness and self-compassion skills, starting with the Mt. Elgon community in Western Kenya. Here, we offer you the first in a series of a...

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Inclusion and Diversity

My first Experience as a Person of Color in MSC — “Is it Really Me?”

By Sydney Spears

I can remember my very first MSC training experience from several years ago like it was yesterday. There was definitely a surge of internal experiences that I observed as I […]...

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Inspiration

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....

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