Relational Self-Compassion

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....

March 25, 2020

10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19

By Admin

By Chris Germer & Kristin Neff Co-Developers of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program Many people have asked us how self-compassion practice might help them get through this challenging time.  Everyone has […]...

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....