Mindful Self-Compassion 5-Day Intensive, Toronto ON 2016

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION 5-DAY INTENSIVE Christopher Germer & Lynette Monteiro Toronto ON Canada MAY 30 - JUNE 3, 2016 Join us in the exciting city of Toronto for a week of practice in Mindful Self-Compassion. The Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive is offered as a five-day program and qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Please see the [...]

Self-Compassion Practices for Emotional Distress: It’s not just about being kind

Self-Compassion practices and programs are gaining momentum in psychological treatments and look like they might well become the next wave of transforming our painful feelings. Mindful Self-Compassion (1), developed by Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristen Neff, is an approach that can be both an adjunct to conventional therapies as well as a stand-alone treatment model. The interesting [...]

Building Safeness: How to get intimate with our inner critic

We all want to feel safe. It's important. When we feel safe, we feel confident and more willingly open ourselves to new experiences. In fact, feeling safe leads to the willingness to take risks - to risk being known, being seen, loving and feeling loved. As we encounter the world in all its various ways of [...]

Advance Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here” – Christopher Germer

Each week, leading up to the release of our book, we will publish a review or comment from a respected mindfulness teacher.  We are so grateful for their support and encouragement.   Mindfulness Starts Here is a groundbreaking contribution to the literature on mindfulness in therapy. It explicitly integrates mindfulness techniques into an ethical lifestyle of [...]

Taking the path from forgiveness to gratitude

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  It is a time to reflect on the wonderful people we have in our lives and the good things that have blessed this life.  In the language of practice, we "incline our hearts" towards the practice of gratitude.  This is a wonderful practice on the path of well-being.  And [...]

Lions and Tigers and Compassion. Oh my!

A Triad of Book Reviews: Understanding the “Yellow Brick Road” to Compassion Guest Author: Brittany Glynn, PhD(c) at University of Ottawa In the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, the central character Dorothy finds herself swept away by a cyclone and lost in the Land of Oz. With nothing but her small dog Toto, ruby-red slippers, [...]