Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals
The authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion program!
“Wise and heartfelt, visionary and thorough, this guide is a rich and practical treasure. The work of Germer and Neff is an invaluable gift for our times.” – Jack Kornfield, PhD
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Part I provides an up-to-date review of the theory and research on self-compassion. Part II describes the unique pedagogy of MSC. Part III takes readers step by step through facilitating each of the 8 sessions and the accompanying full-day retreat. Detailed vignettes illustrate not only how to teach the course's didactic and experiential content, but also how to engage with participants, manage group processes, and overcome common obstacles. Part IV of the book describes how to integrate self-compassion into psychotherapy. Purchasers get access to a companion website with downloadable audio recordings of the guided meditations. Note: This book is not intended to replace formal training for teaching the MSC program.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
"Drs. Neff and Germer are the world’s leading authorities on self-compassion. They show readers in simple, down-to-earth steps how to become more confident, less self-critical, and kinder to themselves. Truly a gem." - Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient
"Now you have in your hands a workbook that can guide your journey into profound healing and freedom; it provides a pathway that is accessible, clear, and rich in its depth. Please give yourself the gift of this book and share it with others."--Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
"Powerful exercises will help you uncover your innate capacity to hold yourself--and the world around you--with compassion. Using this workbook can effect profound change in your life."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Love