Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion

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-...

October 15, 2019

Cultivating Kindness and Strength in the Face of Difficulty: Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion

By Dr. Kristin Neff
CMSC Co-Founder

Kristin Neff discusses the importance of deepening our understanding of self-compassion to include self-protection, self-motivation, and providing for ourselves....

September 22, 2019

Making the Invisible Visible: Using Art to Deepen MSC Practice

By Helga Luger- Schreiner

Art is a valuable tool in expressing preverbal ideas that may otherwise remain trapped in the body. Here, Helga Luger-Schreiner inspires us to consider art as a tool when making contact with our own bodies, feelings, and emotion, allowing us to not o...

September 14, 2019

On the Road to Empowerment: Fierce Self-Compassion for Mothers

By Admin

Compassion is aimed at the alleviation of suffering—that of others or ourselves— and can be ferocious as well as tender. -Kristin Neff...

August 9, 2019

Medicine for Difficult Times

By Ravi Chandra

This incisive and thoughtful commentary teaches how self-compassion, mindfulness, and relationship can support us in coping with tragedy and violence...