Self-Compassion research shows that not only does it support well-being in the LGBTQIA+ community, it buffers against the negative psychological impact of stress on sexual minorities.
Transformations Through Mindful Self-Compassion in Eldoret
Sometimes, there are atrocities that are so horrific that we can’t help but be moved to compassionate action. Such was the case in 2018 when over 300 women and children were caught in the political crossfire between warring factions in the secluded mountainous region of Chepkurkur on Mount Elgon in Kenya. With the encouragement of Lilian Muthui, a Kenya-based psychologist and counselor, a team of us set out to provide carefully adapted Mindful Self-Compassion training for the women, teens, and children of the war-torn community. Here is my story.
How does self-compassion protect depressed adolescents? Quieting the self may be the key.
Excessive focus on one’s own negative aspects can have harmful effects, such as depression. It is especially so for adolescents, because they are more vulnerable to peers’ negative appraisals. We…
The Promise of Self-Compassion for Attorneys
Many lawyers may think that self-compassion is too touchy feely and that if they indulge in such feelings, they will lose their edge. While skepticism is understandable, research findings debunk some of the common misconception about the construct.
Chapter 8: Facilitating Group Process
Another excerpt from, “Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals”, this time about working with groups and specifically Trauma survivors. ““Safety first” is a general rule of MSC training and it applies particularly when working with trauma survivors. Like everyone else, trauma survivors like to challenge themselves, but they also need special instruction in how to titrate the intensity of their experience and return to safety.”
Healing in Community: Project Huruma
Project Huruma has emerged with a vision to support caregivers and survivors of trauma around the world with mindfulness and self-compassion skills, starting with the Mt. Elgon community in Western Kenya. Here, we offer you the first in a series of articles on the project’s progress.
“How is Your Heart Today?”<br />Compassion at Angola Prison
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?
Mindful Self-Compassion benefits health care providers, especially those lacking in self-compassion
by Krista Gregory, MDiv
Amidst unprecedented rates of burnout and suicide, RCT shows that abbreviated MSC program provides much-needed relief to health care professionals.
Do you get a second try at life?
By Dr. Cynthia Phelps
Shame and recovery: How self-compassion stepped in where rehab left off
By Daniel Ellenberg, PhD
A startling number of men suffer in silence. They hide their pain, often from even themselves. Self-compassion leads men to the source of their own inner strength.
“I love you Bro, you’re gonna get through this …” Lessons in Self-Compassion From a U.S. Prison
What could possibly be the role of self-compassion in a prison? And how could such a concept ever be of use to hardened lifers in one of the toughest prisons in the United States?