Relational Self-Compassion

February 10, 2022

Commemorating Black History Month: Black History is Everyone's History

By Sydney Spears

In commemorating February as Black history month in the United States, I began to reflect upon my own experience of learning about these important African American experiences. Personally, I identify […]...

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....

July 15, 2019

“How is Your Heart Today?”
Compassion at Angola Prison

By Dr. Chris Germer
CMSC Co-Founder

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 ...

January 10, 2019

6 Ways Dogs Teach Us Self-Compassion

By Marissa Knox

A recent study examined the effects of dog ownership on veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. This research suggests that being a dog owner may be a way to access and cultivate the warmth and comfort provided by self-compassion through con...

December 21, 2018

Gifts of Service They Won't Forget

By Aimee Eckhardt

By Aimee Eckhardt
Seeking the perfect gift for someone special? A contemplation on the gift of service....