Interviews and Media

Please visit Chris’s YouTube channel for a variety of interviews and teachings on mindfulness and self-compassion.

The Embodiment Podcast with Mark Walsh

“Compassion teacher Chris joins me to talk public speaking, self-compassion, treating ourselves as friends, self-hatred, the body of self compassion, breath and metta practice, the two self compassion fears, resilience, shame, intention, trauma, “backdraft”, failure, and paradox.

A lovely one for all of us.”


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.”


The Transformative Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion

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.

Self-compassion makes you a better person. Here’s how to practice it.


Science shows that self-compassion isn’t about letting yourself off the hook — in fact, it’s the opposite.

Part 1: The Power of Self-Compassion

Heartful eMagazine

In this wide-ranging discussion, Chris and Amir explore the edges and essence of self-compassion. Here, Chris talks about how to best answer the question, “what do I need?” and he guides readers through the MSC Self-Compassion Break.

Part 2: The Power of Self-Compassion

Heartful eMagazine

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.

FLOW International Biography

FLOW Magazine

Learning to be self-compassionate helped clinical psychologist, lecturere and author Christopher Germer overcome anxious thoughts. We talk to him about his past, present and future.

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.