The Power of Self-Compassion

A Step-by-Step Training to Bring Kindness and Inner Strength to Any Moment of Your Life
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Drawing on more than a decade of research and teaching, Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer developed The Power of Self-Compassion to help you build a foundation of kindness and compassion toward yourself. This immersive eight-part online course will teach you how to nurture self-compassion to unburden yourself from negative thinking so you may live more joyfully and with greater self-acceptance.

This special offer includes a 30-day free membership to Sounds True One for new members. Enjoy transformative teachings, live classes, guided meditations, community events, and more with the leading wisdom teachers of our time.

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When you treat others with compassion, you experience a deep sense of connection and love. It just flows so freely from your heart. Yet when was the last time you extended that same compassion to yourself? The Power of Self-Compassion will teach you how to practice this life-changing skill. 

Why is self-compassion so important? An ever-increasing body of research shows that it is essential to our emotional health. It can truly transform your life by enabling you to: 

  • grow in kindness toward yourself—a foundation for facing life’s many challenges
  • build resilience and strength when in distress or emotional turmoil
  • heal the wounds of self-criticism, trauma, self-doubt, and shame
  • find new meaning and fulfillment in your life, even if you are currently struggling
  • improve relationships with partners, friends, and others by giving yourself what you need
  • be a better caregiver for your children, aging parents, and clients

Since 2010, Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff have been testing and refining strategies to help people develop self-compassion as a lifelong habit. The result is this deeply regarded course that has helped thousands of people practice this essential skill.

The course consists of eight online sessions that include in-depth learning, home practices, workbook activities, and a wealth of guided meditations to help you nurture self-compassion. It also includes live Q&A sessions with Chris and Kristin and live monthly group mentoring calls. 

Join Kristin and Chris and learn to:

  • Cultivate lovingkindness toward yourself
  • Face your pain with courage and acceptance
  • Understand the proven 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

 The Power of Self-Compassion truly has the ability to redefine your life.

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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.

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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.

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