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.
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.