Self-Compassion Research

6 Ways Dogs Teach Us Self-Compassion

A recent study examined the effects of dog ownership on veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. This research suggests that being a dog owner may be a way to access and cultivate the warmth and comfort provided by self-compassion through con...

by Marissa Knox

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Children, Teens, and Families

On the Road to Empowerment: Fierce Self-Compassion for Mothers

By CMSC

by Alison Rogers Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, and Author “This is a wonderful gift to any new mother. When we cultivate inner warmth, kindness, and health it not only helps us […]...

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Clinical Applications

The Case for Surgical Self-Compassion

By Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

The ubiquitous story that the road to excellence and high performance should be paved with external or internal criticism and shame is a psychological barrier that needs to be broken down in the world of medicine. Retired thoracic surgeon Michael Mad...

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Food for Thought

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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Good Works

“How is Your Heart Today?”
Compassion at Angola Prison

By Dr. Chris Germer
CMSC Co-Founder

Touched by the depth of caring and authentic brotherhood he found during a recent trip to Angola Prison in Louisiana, USA, Chris Germer discovered the power of self-compassion to support those suffering under the oppressive weight of shame for their ...

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Inclusion and Diversity

“How is Your Heart Today?”
Compassion at Angola Prison

By Dr. Chris Germer
CMSC Co-Founder

Touched by the depth of caring and authentic brotherhood he found during a recent trip to Angola Prison in Louisiana, USA, Chris Germer discovered the power of self-compassion to support those suffering under the oppressive weight of shame for their ...

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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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