Please visit Chris’ YouTube channel for a variety of interviews and teachings on MSC, compassion-based psychotherapy, and more.
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.
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.
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.