Interviews and Media
Please visit Chris’s YouTube channel for a variety of interviews and teachings on mindfulness and self-compassion.
|Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris – The Scientific Case for Self-Compassion
New Year’s Series Episode 2. We talk with Chris Germer about the scientifically-proven benefits of self-compassion; how to practice self-compassion in your life; the disutility of shame; and the connection between self-compassion and compassion for others. Oh, and we also take some listener voicemails.
Leading experts on mindful self-compassion Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff share how self-kindness, recognition of our humanity, and mindfulness give us the strength to thrive.
Science shows that self-compassion isn’t about letting yourself off the hook — in fact, it’s the opposite.
Part 2: The Power of Self-Compassion
As their discussion continues, Chris and Amir explore how our cultural influences affect our ability to have compassion for ourselves, and why it’s important that we see through our conditioning and begin to treat ourselves as kindly as we treat our most cherished friends.
An Interview with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer about Mindful Self-Compassion,
HAPPINEZ International magazine, Issue 18, December 2019
Treating yourself with a little kindness. How hard can it be? Harder than we think. Still, it’s just about the most important thing we can do. That’s the message from professor and self- compassion researcher Kristin Neff and psychotherapist Christopher Germer, co-developers of a program for strengthening this crucial skill.
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion provides information about MSC, an 8-week program designed to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life. Founded in 2012 by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, the center is a place where people can learn about self-compassion, find out where to train in MSC, continue to practice MSC skills, and explore how to teach MSC to others. Please go to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion for further details.