CMSC Blog

June 13, 2021

CMSC Welcomes Natalie Bell as Associate Executive Director for Programs at CMSC

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

Natalie Bell, CMSC's Associate Executive Director (AED) for Programs, believes that "MSC directly answers the need for caring and kindness that we each have." We welcome her!...

May 3, 2021

Self-compassion for young people, now more than ever

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

As people in Generation Z step into the sphere of adulting, many face enormous burdens of work/school pressure, self-doubt, loneliness, and despair. Embracing Your Life was designed to help people 18-30 to learn to befriend themselves and find stabil...

May 3, 2021

CMSC Welcomes Aly Waibel as Associate Executive Director for Professional Training and Operations

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

We at CMSC are thrilled to have Aly on board! Her amazing work at the Compassion Institute prepared her well for her role here, and having a fresh perspective from outside the CMSC organization will be invaluable....

May 3, 2021

Fierce self-compassion and protection from harm

By Dr. Kristin Neff
CMSC Co-Founder

Self-compassion is aimed at alleviating suffering, and to do so, sometimes we need to protect ourselves — to speak up, say no, draw boundaries, or to stand up to injustice. This essay is an excerpt from Kristin Neff's forthcoming book, Fierce Self-...

May 3, 2021

Loving kindness even in times of difficulty: A guided practice

By Michelle Becker

When we feel safely connected to others we begin to feel content and safe. This loving-kindness practice can help bring you out of your threat defense system and into your care system, where you are resourced rather than reactive....