The Power of Self-Compassion - CE Credits

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Have you ever marveled at how some people manage to bounce back from challenges, stay optimistic, motivate themselves to achieve goals, and stay healthy and happy? 

Chances are, there’s a secret ingredient in their lives: self-compassion.

Self-compassion is treating ourselves with the same kindness, care, and understanding that we would offer to others when they suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Hundreds of studies point to self-compassion as one of the most powerful resources for enhancing your emotional well-being. And while we all have this capacity within us, too often we neglect to strengthen and use it when we’re struggling.

Many are wary about being compassionate to themselves. We fear that being too kind to ourselves will make us weak or self-indulgent. Or that we need to be “tough” on ourselves to stay motivated and reach our goals.

Research shows it’s just the opposite. Self-compassion is much more effective than self-criticism—for your success at work, health, personal relationships, and fulfillment of your aspirations.

Since 2010, Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff have been testing and refining strategies to help people develop self-compassion as a habit. And it works. In research studies and in real life.

During The Power of Self-Compassion online course, these two experts help you learn to:

• Cultivate lovingkindness toward yourself
• Face your pain with courage and acceptance
• Understand the science of self-compassion
• Motivate yourself with compassion rather than criticism
• Bring your core values into fulfilling actions
• Stay resilient when faced with emotional difficulties
• Care for others without losing yourself
• Feel more grateful and fulfilled every day

All of us have to deal with seemingly unbearable situations from time to time. That’s when self-compassion comes to the rescue: to help you meet inevitable crises and transform your experience through mindful awareness, a sense of common humanity, and self-kindness.

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Kristin Neff

About Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff, PhD, is currently an associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion nearly 20 years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They coauthored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. In June 2021, she will publish Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

For more information on self-compassion, including a self-compassion test, research articles, and practices, go to self-compassion.org.

Author photo © BonnitaPostma-2017

Listen to Tami Simon's in-depth audio podcast interview with Kristin Neff:
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Chris Germer

About Chris Germer

Chris Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, he is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and a cofounder of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance. Chris teaches programs internationally about mindfulness and compassion, and maintains a small psychotherapy practice in Arlington, Massachusetts.