Clinical Applications

March 11, 2021

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...

October 2, 2020

New brain imaging study shows self-compassion training alters neural responses to chronic pain

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

A new brain imaging study shows that self-compassion training alters neural responses to chronic pain....

September 10, 2020

New Research Demonstrates Benefits of Self-Compassion on Physical Health

By Admin

According to recent research that synthesized findings from 94 studies and 29,588 individuals, our physical wellness can be supported by an inner resource that is already available within us and can be accessed at a moment’s notice: self-compassion...

September 3, 2020

How does self-compassion protect depressed adolescents? Quieting the self may be the key.

By Guanmin Liu
CMSC Guest Author

Excessive focus on one’s own negative aspects can have harmful effects, such as depression. It is especially so for adolescents, because they are more vulnerable to peers’ negative appraisals. We […]...

February 10, 2020

Noticing what you need and then asking for it: Self-compassion 101

By Anna Lannstrom

Like so many other women, my fierce self-compassion is still very much a work in progress.  But I’m getting better at the self-awareness part. And so, for today, I practice self compassion by congratulating myself on how far I have come – and I ...