MSC teacher Kathryn Lovewell reflects on her journey of gratitude and self-compassion and how she invites her compassionate voice into daily life.
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MSC Teacher Mirjam Luthe reflects on how she used loving touch and other self-compassion techniques to calm herself during a week of self discovery during a Bearing Witness retreat at Auschwitz.
Sydney Spears, Ph.D, LCSW, MSC Teacher, reflects on the shared humanity present in the black experience and drawls parallels to her deepening understanding of her ancestral history.
“… A knowing arises in me that I need an anchor, a way to find balance for my nervous system. This anchor is what gives me some stability to hold onto. Without that I become a mess and am unable to be of service to myself or anyone else.”
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.
This incisive and thoughtful commentary teaches how self-compassion, mindfulness, and relationship can support us in coping with tragedy and violence
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 crimes, their incarceration, and their inability to care for their families while in prison. So where must we go from here?
By Jennifer Ayres, PhD
A cherished painting, a well-loved game of Candy Land, and an old journal: A Texas psychologist excavates the many layers of her self-compassion (r)evolution.
By Dr. Steve Hickman
As the Jedi Master Yoda famously said “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
By Steve Hickman
“The beatings will continue until morale improves!” In the new year, what would it be like to motivate yourself out of love and positive regard for yourself rather than criticism, judgment and shaming?