Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion

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Author Links

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy


Practice and Research

Information and articles by the senior researcher of self-compassion, Kristin Neff, PhD.

Gift of Lovingkindness – Yahoo Group
Discussion group of Sharon Salzberg, who introduced metta meditation to the West.

The Compassionate Mind Foundation
Foundation of Paul Gilbert, PhD; research and application of compassion to clinical conditions.

Compassionate Mind – Google Group
Dissemination of information under guidance of Dr. Paul Gilbert.

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Promote contemplative practices in everyday life

University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
Activities and information, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Activities and information, founded by Marsha Linehan, PhD

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Activities and information, founded by Steve Hayes, PhD

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Activities and information

University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness
West-coast organization, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
The UK’s leading training organization for training in mindfulness-based clinical treatment

Mindfulness and Acceptance Special Interest Group - ABCT
Integration of mindfulness and acceptance into cognitive-behavior therapy

Mindfulness page maintained by Christopher Walsh, Australia
Resources for integrating mindfulness in psychological and medical care

Recovery from childhood abuse
Information and skillful guidance

Addictive Behaviors Research Center
Source for research and programs by Alan Marlatt, PhD

Center for Mindful Eating
Dedicated to proliferation of mindful eating


Research and Training

Mind and Life Institute
Science of meditation and compassion, with HH the Dalai Lama

Richard Davidson, PhD
Cutting-edge research on the neuroscience of compassion training.

Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Newly established center under the guidance of HH the Dalai Lama

John Templeton Foundation
Foundation supporting research into the Big Questions of life, such as compassion

Greater Good Magazine
New research on the roots of compassion and altruism

Mindsight Institute
Dr. Daniel Siegel’s educational institution to promote insight, compassion and empathy in the individual and society.

Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology
Latest work by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, leading researcher of metta meditation.

World Database of Happiness Research

Mindful Awareness Research Center at University of California Los Angeles
Fostering mindfulness through scientific research and education

The Garrison Institute
Contemplative insight and compassion for social change


Schools and Education

Association for Mindfulness in Education
Providing mindfulness training in K-12 education

Inner Kids
Offering mindfulness in the Los Angeles public school system

Mindfulness in Education Network
Students of Thich Nhat Hanh bringing mindfulness to education.

The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Fostering compassion through learning, research, and connecting, Vancouver.