SELF-COMPASSION

On Sunday, March 31, our Science & Buddhism discussion was on Self-Compassion. Discussion facilitator Ross Smith used Kristen Neff's "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself" as our starting point.

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Part 1 Why Self-Compassion
Chapter 1 - Define self-compassion and self-esteem
Test How Self-Compassionate You Are
Chapter 2 - Self-Criticism

Part 2 Components of Self-Compassion
Chapter 3 - Being Kind to Ourselves
Chapter 4 - Recognition of the common human experience
Chapter 5 - Mindfulness

Part 3 Benefits of Self-Compassion
Chapter 6 - Emotional Resilience
Chapter 7 - Self-Esteem 

Part 4 Self-Compassion in relation to others
Chapter 9 - Compassion for Others

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Online Resources

Kristin Neff's home page
Chris Germer's home page. Germer is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion training program
Mindful Self-Compassion

Sounds True Conference on Self-Acceptance
Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project
PDF excerpts from the Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project

Video
The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion:
Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

Interview with Dr. Friedemann Schaub, from the
Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project

Chris Germer's home page. Germer is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion training program
Sounds True Conference on Self-Acceptance

Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project
PDF excerpts from the Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project

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As always, the Science & Buddhism discussions are quite open and informal with all invited to participate.

All are welcome. No prior experience with science, Buddhism, or meditation is necessary. Hope to see you there!

Sunday Program: We also invite you to join us that Sunday morning for our 10 am Sunday Program, Dharma Talk, and social lunch, ahead of our 2 pm Science & Buddhism session.