Once we know shame is in the house, we can begin the journey of transforming this difficult human emotion with the alchemy of tender and fierce self-compassion.
The process of helping children grow self-compassion involves four steps, which are built upon the foundation of a caregiver’s self-compassion.
In the field of mindfulness and compassion, we need queer spaces alongside dominant spaces because we do not share the same suffering. We queer folks need to connect based on our shared experience, sexuality and identities to experience belonging.
In this post (Part 2) we will look at the results of using mindfulness—the first component of self-compassion, and how the other two components of self-compassion—common humanity and kindness—also played a role in how self-compassion led to a healthier relationship for Hanna.
Healthy relationships are central to our physical and emotional health. Whether a relationship is familial, romantic, plutonic, collegial, or that of a patient and therapist, self-compassion benefits everyone involved.
Join us in celebrating Certified MSC teacher, teacher trainer, author, and co-creator of the curriculum for CMSC’s Mindful Self-Compassion Teen Program, Dr. Karen Bluth!
Sema Demirkan (MSC Teacher) opens School of Compassion in Turkey, partners with international NGO’s to build culture of compassion.
Executive Director Elijah Zimmerman, Ph.D introduces himself and shares his background in inclusive leadership and community projects.
Three research studies of adolescents and college students show that Self-Compassion has a positive impact on friendships.
A contemplation on the gift of service, giving ourselves self-compassion amidst the holidays and sharing that gift with others.
A study of students in five different chinese middle schools over three consecutive years showed the more self-compassionate the adolescents were, the more prosocial and grateful they were.
MSC teacher Kathryn Lovewell reflects on her journey of gratitude and self-compassion and how she invites her compassionate voice into daily life.
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…
A growing body of research shows self-compassion is uniquely helpful for dealing with shame, perhaps the most difficult of human emotions.
Dr. Chris Germer discusses how each component of Self-Compassion lays beneath the three paradoxes of shame.
Research shows that self-compassion can support the creative process. One study found self-compassion to be positively associated with artistic achievement and another study found self-compassion to support creative originality in self-critical individuals.
MSC Teacher Lorelei Loveridge discusses how mindful self-compassion can alleviate the pressure creatives face to produce by allowing them permission to feel, express, and connect.
Self-Compassion And Quality Of Life
MSC Teacher Markus Bohlmann describes the interplay between self-compassion, and pride through the queer experience.
Self-Compassion research shows that not only does it support well-being in the LGBTQIA+ community, it buffers against the negative psychological impact of stress on sexual minorities.
Self-Compassion has a place within modern organizations and research has shown that it positively impacts both individual levels of burnout and empathy fatigue between groups.
MSC Teacher Mirjam Luthe reflects on how she used loving touch and other self-compassion techniques to calm herself during a week of self discovery during a Bearing Witness retreat at Auschwitz.
Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, CMSC co-founders discuss how core components of MSC can assist with dealing with the devastating news of the war in Ukraine.
Sydney Spears, Ph.D, LCSW, MSC Teacher, reflects on the shared humanity present in the black experience and drawls parallels to her deepening understanding of her ancestral history.
MSC Teacher Laila Narsi breaks down the benefits of experiencing a silent retreat, to include reducing stress and anxiety, improving relationships, accelerating personal development, and boosting resilience.
CMSC International Affairs Manager and MSC Teacher Mirjam Luthe discusses how she will implement a grant from Compassion Corp to bring mindfulness to Kenyans through an 8 week MSC course, hoping to build a local MSC community prior to leaving.
As the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, (DEIB), I am very happy to announce that the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) has recently established a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion…
“… to alleviate human suffering and improve the collective well-being of the planet through the practice of self-compassion.” As a reader of this blog, I imagine that our mission statement…
Who would have thought I could learn about self-compassion – and life – from my new vacuum cleaner? SERIOUSLY? Truthfully, I was initially resistant to getting one of those Roomba…
This article was originally published in Anna Friis’ blog on September 5, 2021. Republished with kind permission from the author. This morning I walked past a small blackbird, contorted in pain…