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Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

UCSD, CFM, Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute

Kristin Neff

Chris Germer

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Awakening Joy program

Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford Medicine

Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Emory University

Compassion Cultivation Training and Contemplative Education, Compassion Institute

Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassionate Mind Foundation

Greater Good Magazine, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

Internal Family Systems, Center for Self Leadership

Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Great Vow Monastery, retreats and trainings, including mindful eating

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center


LaShelle Lowe- Charde.  LaShelle teaches Non-Violent Communication, or as she calls it compassionate communication.  This is a different approach from mindful self-compassion and also very profound and helpful.


Insight Timer – many self-compassion practices are available on Insight Timer


Neff, Self-Compassion:  The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Gilbert & Choden, Mindful Compassion:  how the science of compassion can help you understand your emotions, live in the present and connect deeply with others

Siegel, The Mindfulness Solution:  Everyday Practices for everyday problems

Hanson, Buddha’s Brain:  the practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom

Salzberg, The force of kindness:  change your life with love and compassion

Van Der Kolk, Bessell:  The Body Keeps the Score

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