Chris Germer

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

The Guilford Press 2009

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Increasing self-compassion and compassion for others may just be the key to your well-being. In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off...

Increasing self-compassion and compassion for others may just be the key to your well-being. In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The ClockDr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Christopher Germer, leader in the integration of mindfulness in therapy and co-developer of the international Mindful Self Compassion Program. Germer discusses “Self-Compassion 101” while also exploring how they practice self-compassion on and off the couch.

Chris Germer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He teaches on the faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, both based in Cambridge, MA. He is a co-developer (with Kristin Neff) and popular teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion program (which has been taught to over 50,000 people around the world), author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (which is consistently the #3 book in Social work on Amazon since its release) and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. His next book, written for professionals, Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program will be released in Summer 2019.


Diana Hill, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist practicing in Santa Barbara, California, and a co-host of the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock.

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