Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion

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Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

This is an non-profit organization, founded in 1996, to train mental health professionals how to integrate the theory and practice of mindfulness into psychotherapy. The website contains a wide array of continuing education opportunities for licensed practitioners—lectures, seminars, workshops, retreats, and distance learning.

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Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Kristin Neff is the pioneering researcher of self-compassion and an Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Texas at Austin. Her website is an excellent resource for the science and practice of self-compassion, including research articles, exercises, and her Self-Compassion Scale can be self-administered and automatically scored online.

Dr. Neff and I co-developed the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) skills training program.

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Arbor Seminars, Freiburg, Germany

Arbor Verlag publishes the most mindfulness books in German, including my books, and Arbor Seminars offers a wide range of training programs on mindfulness and self-compassion in German-speaking countries.  Workshops taught by English speakers are translated and attract participants from throughout Europe.

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Center for Mindfulness / UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM) is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, education, research and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system, including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers and businesspeople.

Starting in May 2011, Michelle Becker, LMFT, will be leading the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion training program.

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The Compassionate Mind Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific understanding and application of compassion via:

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Mindfulness y Autocompasión - Programa MSC

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Dr. Christine Braehler

Dr. Christine Braehler is the currently the leading exponent of compassion-based therapy in Germany.  She teaches the MSC program in Europe, she published the first randomized controlled trial of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and has a private practice of psychotherapy in Munich.

Dr. Braehler’s website contains a wealth of resources on self-compassion in the German language.

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