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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Research: The Role of Self-Compassion in Creativity

By Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Creativity is important for all of us, whether we are completing a business report, writing an essay for school, landscaping our garden, or cooking a meal for friends. Sometimes, however, […]...

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Food for Thought

Commemorating Black History Month: Black History is Everyone’s History

By Sydney Spears

In commemorating February as Black history month in the United States, I began to reflect upon my own experience of learning about these important African American experiences. Personally, I identify […]...

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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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Planting Seeds of Compassion in Israel

By Galia Tyano Ronen

In my home country of Israel, as we watched the COVID virus touch so many families and friends, a group of women friends and I created a new compassion program to help our community cultivate inner peace. We called it "Planting Seeds of Compassion" a...

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