CMSC Blog

November 1, 2022

The Effects of Self-Compassion on Gratitude & Prosocial Behavior

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

Research unanimously shows self-compassion contributes to adolescents’ psychological well-being, but to what extent does self-compassion influence other-oriented behaviors? What interpersonal benefits might self-compassion contribute to? In this st...

November 1, 2022

Falling Asleep in the Arms of Gratitude

By Kathryn Lovewell

In my world, judgment and gratitude cannot, by their very nature, co-exist. I cannot be grateful for my body and judge it at the same time. I cannot be grateful […]...

September 6, 2022

Self-Compassion and the Three Paradoxes of Shame

By Dr. Chris Germer
CMSC Co-Founder

As you learn more about Mindful Self-Compassion and practice more often you may notice how invisible threads emerge that reflect your deepening practice and understanding of self-compassion. One thread that […]...

August 1, 2022

Mindful Self-Compassion Practices for Creatives

By Lorelei Loveridge

I’ve been sitting at my computer for days, wrestling with a question that is now starting to take on the weight of a Zen koan, though it appears logical enough: […]...

June 3, 2022

Self-Compassion Research on LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing

By Admin

As we celebrate Pride with friends and loved ones in the month of June, we show support for people of all sexual orientations in our community and we come together […]...