October 2015 Compassion Tool of the Month

Each month we highlight some practical resources for therapists interested in compassion. Our aim here is to provide a brief overview and offer you a few resources where you can find out more information if these ideas are of interest to you.

This Month's Tool: Information readings on self-compassion by Kristin Neff

To celebrate Dr. Kristin Neff’s recent visit to Portland with Dr. Christopher Germer for a Mindful Self-Compassion workshop, we put together a bunch of informational posts by Kristin Neff, co-founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program and author of the book Self-Compassion. We have listed them by topic so that you can quickly browse and find the best fitting readings for your clients (or yourself).

Informational readings:

Self-compassion vs self-esteem:


Self-compassion does not make you lazy:


Physiology of self-compassion:

The idea of common humanity:

Treating yourself like a friend:

And here is Dr. Neff’s TED talk on self-compassion.

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