CMSC Blog

  • Self-Compassion for the Holidays

    by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff

    If you must make a New Year’s resolution this year, why not start at the beginning—commit yourself to be more self-compassionate, especially when you’re not.

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  • The Near Enemies of Fierce Compassion

    by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff

    When we are aware of the near enemies of fierce compassion, including hostility, emotional reactivity, and self-righteousness, and we can act compassionately and affirmatively in the world without adding to the suffering that is already there.

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  • Taking to the Road With an Open Heart: Adventures in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Vietnam

    Written by Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW

    Something inside me said “Go!” So I did.

    I went to Vietnam in the Spring of 2018 with an international delegation of like-minded people with two objectives: firstly, to bring the Mindful Self-Compassion, MSC program to Vietnam and make the program more accessible to the locals; and secondly to enable Vietnam to self-sustain MSC programs in the future. We would ultimately achieve these objectives with our Vietnamese partners and the generosity of people from all over the world…

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  • When the Dopamine Blinders Come Off, Self-Compassion is There

    by Michelle Becker
    How compassion for our partner and ourselves can help when disillusionment and negativity bias kick in.

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  • Self-Compassionate Parenting Through Addiction Recovery

    by Catherine Polan Orzech
    Mothers in recovery face the challenges as parents that others of us will never have to face. But they also face many of the same internal hurdles that bedevil all parents. We can learn from them, and with them, how learning to parent ourselves with mindfulness and compassion can help us engage with and recover from our own daily challenges in the amazing journey of being a parent.

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