Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion
  

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we're struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.

Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy. He is a founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Dr. Germer lectures and conducts workshops internationally on the art and science of mindful self-compassion.

Featured Workshops

September 16 - 25, 2014
Mindful Self-Compassion
TBA: Seoul, Korea

September 26 - 27, 2014
MSC Core Skills Training
The University of Hong Kong
Weekend workshop

September 29 - October 05, 2014
Mindful Self-Compassion
Shanghai
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October 19 - 25, 2014
MSC Teacher Training
Arbor Seminare, Freiburg, Germany
Training for teacher qualification, with Kristin Neff.

October 29 - 31, 2014
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for MBSR teachers
Lucerne, Switzerland
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November 02 - 07, 2014
Mindful Self-Compassion
Copenhagen, Denmark
5-day intensive, with Christopher Germer and co-teacher (TBA)

December 07 - 12, 2014
Mindful Self-Compassion
Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA
Sponsored by UCSD Center for Mindfulness, San Diego, CA
5-day intensive, with Kristin Neff

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Compassion. Bridging Practice
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Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy
Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

Author, Christopher Germer, PhD
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Christopher Germer Clinical Psychologist
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Author, Christopher Germer, PhD
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Self-Compassion:
Stop Beating Yourself Up and
Leave Insecurity Behind

Author, Kristin Neff, PhD
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