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CBD 2023: ​​​​​​​The Power of Self-Compassion with Chris Germer, PhD

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Most people are more compassionate toward others than themselves when things go wrong. However, a large body of research shows that self-compassion is broadly associated with well-being, including emotional resilience, healthy life habits, motivation to succeed, and more satisfying personal relationships. What is self-compassion? How does it work? Can it be learned? This talk will provide an overview of the theory, research and practice of self-compassion.

CBD 2023: The Power of Self-Compassion with Chris Germer is the first session of a three-session series featuring Chris Germer during the free 2023 Contemplation by Design Summit. Attendees are encouraged to attend one or all of the sessions. 

Session two is on October 25, and is titled, Interactive Workshop: Practicing Self-Compassion in Daily Life with Chris Germer

Session three is on October 26, and is titled, iPause Guided practice #1 Giving and Receiving Compassion with Chris Germer

Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) 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 250,000 people worldwide. Dr. Germer is also the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; he co-edited two influential volumes on therapy, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; and he maintains a small psychotherapy practice in Massachusetts, USA.

CBD 2023: The Power of Self-Compassion with Chris Germer  is part of the FREE Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 24- Nov. 2, 2023.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2023