Six years in the making, this comprehensive textbook is the authoritative guide to conducting MSC. Order now.
Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the study of self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct almost twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the world's most influential research psychologists. In addition to researching self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).
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Self-compassion is simply the process of turning compassion inward. We are kind and understanding rather than harshly self-critical when we fail, make mistakes or feel inadequate. We give ourselves support and encouragement rather than being cold and judgmental when challenges and difficulty arise in our lives. Research indicates that self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of coping and resilience we have available to us, radically improving our mental and physical wellbeing. It motivates us to make changes and reach our goals not because we’re inadequate, but because we care and want to be happy. This website offers information about self-compassion, as well as research, guided practices and a way to test your own self-compassion level. It’s a good place to start on your journey of leaning to be more self-compassionate.
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A Step-by-Step Training to Bring Kindness and Inner Strength to Any Moment of Your Life
Since 2010, Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer have tested and continually refined strategies to help people develop self-compassion as a habit—a natural strength that comes to our aid whenever we need it. And guess what? It works. In research studies and in real life.
With The Power of Self-Compassion online course, we’re thrilled to invite participants to experience all the core essentials of the work, including live mentoring sessions guided by experienced mentors.
This entertaining book offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more fulfilled life. Order now.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you—this workbook will help you uncover this inner resource and transform your life. Order now.
TEDx Talk: The difference between self-compassion and self-esteem
Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that MSC significantly increases self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreasing depression, anxiety and stress. Visit the Center for Mindful Self Compassion to learn more about MSC and how it can help you have a healthier relationship to yourself. Short online self-compassion trainings are available.