For Valentine’s Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself, The New York Times
Being nice to yourself, particularly during a personal setback or a stressful experience, is known among psychologists as self-compassion. Self-compassion can be cultivated to reduce depression, stress, performance anxiety and body dissatisfaction, leading to happiness, self-confidence and improved immune function.
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.
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. Read the full article.
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. Read the full article.
Please visit Chris’ YouTube channel for a variety of interviews and teachings on MSC, compassion-based psychotherapy, and more.
January 24, 2019: In this podcast interview with Alex Manos, Chris and Alex discuss self-compassion, its components, its importance, and how to begin cultivating it.
January 23, 2019: In this podcast with Diana Hill, Chris discusses:
- his personal struggle that led him to self-compassion;
- how being kinder to yourself impacts your well-being;
- Common fears about self-compassion that keep us stuck in self-criticism;
- How self-compassion benefits your romantic partnerships.