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

Being Your Own Cheerleader

By Marina Barnes

In my profession, I have a bird's-eye view of the intense daily life struggles experienced by many teens who are overwhelmed by academic standards, social pressures, and familial stresses. This is a story about a courageous young woman, Malavika, and...

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Clinical Applications

The Body as Friend, Companion, and Guide: Restoring Connection Through Self-Compassion

By Ann Biasetti

When your body does not behave, look, or feel the way you want it to, you may feel that wish to pull away, blame, and shame it. It is exactly in these challenging moments that self-compassion is there to remind you that your precious body never meant...

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CMSC News

The Effects of Self-Compassion on Gratitude & Prosocial Behavior

By Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Research unanimously shows self-compassion contributes to adolescents’ psychological well-being, but to what extent does self-compassion influence other-oriented behaviors? What interpersonal benefits might self-compassion contribute to? In this st...

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Food for Thought

Falling Asleep in the Arms of Gratitude

By Kathryn Lovewell

In my world, judgment and gratitude cannot, by their very nature, co-exist. I cannot be grateful for my body and judge it at the same time. I cannot be grateful […]...

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Good Works

Igniting Self-Compassion in Africa

By Mirjam Luthe

Vulnerable populations in developing countries have little or no access to mindfulness and self-compassion practices, which limits their ability to support their mental health and wellbeing in dire circumstances. So […]...

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Inclusion and Diversity

Research: Self-Compassion Applied to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

By Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Does self-compassion buffer against the adverse effects of racial discrimination and is it protective among sexual-and gender-minority adolescents across racial groups? These are questions researchers have set out to answer […]...

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Inspiration

Falling Asleep in the Arms of Gratitude

By Kathryn Lovewell

In my world, judgment and gratitude cannot, by their very nature, co-exist. I cannot be grateful for my body and judge it at the same time. I cannot be grateful […]...

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