How to cultivate mindful self-compassion with Chris Germer and Kristin Neff
In today’s episode, I speak with both Dr. Christopher Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff. Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with Kristin Neff in 2010 and they wrote two books, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. MSC has been taught to over 200,000 people worldwide.
Kristin Neff 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 twenty years ago. She is author of the bestselling book Self-Compassion, and her newest book is Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.
We dive into the following and so much more:
✅ What self-compassion is in their words
✅ How self-compassion is different from self-esteem
✅ The steps to connect with yourself through the lens of self-compassion
✅ Why the idea of a “shared or common humanity” is so important in the work of self-compassion
✅ How they teach people this process
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