Self-Compassion Resources

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”


-Jack Kornfield



Kristin Neff’s website (Co-founder of MSC. Offers exercises, guided meditations, self-compassion test, research on self-compassion organized by topic) 

Chris Germer’s website (Co-founder of MSC. Offers guided meditations and offline workshops on self-compassion and psychotherapy) 

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (information about Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses offered around the world as well as online)

Making Friends With Yourself (MSC adapted for teens and young adults)

Compassion for Couples (MSC applied to couples–offline events offered a few times each year)

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness (a great resource for anyone using mindfulness and/or self-compassion in their work



“Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive” by Kirstin Neff and Chris Germer

“The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Feelings,” by Christopher Germer

“Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,” by Kristin Neff

Even more titles listed in the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion library

Guided Meditations

Paul Gilbert’s website (founder of Compassion Focused Therapy)

Kristin Neff’s website

Chris Germer’s website

Insight Timer (FREE app to stream guided meditations. MSC teachers Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, & Christine Braehler all have MSC meditations available there)


Resources in Languages Other than English

Resources in Spanish

Resources in Dutch

Resources in German

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