MSC Resources

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Connections


  • The Center for Mindful-Self Compassion website is the official site to go to for information about Mindful Self-Compassion training for both adults and teens in your part of the world; and, also to many informative YouTube talks, resources and audios of guided Mindful Self-Compassion practices.
  • Kristin Neff’s website has many resources including compilations of research studies, YouTube talks, self-compassion quiz, etc.
  • Christopher Germer’s website has publications and audios of guided meditations.
  • Kristy Arbon’s HeartWorks Training is an organization dedicated to training, mentoring, and ongoing support in self-compassion and mindfulness practices online, in person and internationally.

  • The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charity located in Toronto, Canada and is a distinguished leader in the professional training, research and delivery of mindfulness-based interventions. The Centre offers evidence-based training programs: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion Training (MSC). Eileen Beltzner is a Faculty member at the Centre as is her husband Rainer Beltzner. They teach the 8-week and 5-day Intensive Mindful Self-Compassion training course here several times a year.

    Mindful Self-Compassion Books

    Germer, C. K. & Neff, K. D. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive. New York: Guilford Press (2018).

    Bluth, K. The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. (2017).

    Neff, K. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. New York: William Morrow and Company (2011). (Also available on audio)

    Germer, C. K. The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. New York: Guilford Press (2009). (Also available on audio)

    Mindful Self-Compassion & Mindfulness Books for Professionals

    Germer, C. K., & Neff, K. D. Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. New York: Guilford Press (2019).

    Germer, C. K., Siegel, R. D. & Fulton, P. R. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press (2016).

    Germer, C. K. & Siegel, R. D. Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press (2014).

    Treleaven, D. A. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. (Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing). New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. (2018).

    Kabat – Zinn, J. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (Revised Edition). New York: Bantam Books (2013).

    Other Miscellaneous Websites & Resources

    A Still Quiet Place is a wonderful website for parents and professionals alike. This website was created by Dr. Amy Saltzman; a leading professional in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness.

    Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is an outstanding resource. It has a mindfulness section second to none. Free guided meditation audio recordings, links to mindfulness resources, and a video of youth sharing their experience with mindfulness.

    Mindfulness Everyday, a registered charitable organization in Toronto, Canada has assembled a dedicated team of professionals, experienced in conducting mindfulness workshops, in non-clinical settings, as well as programs for youth, parents and educators and book recommendations and resources for parents and their children.

    Mindful Schools is one of the key players in the movement to integrate mindfulness into the everyday learning environment of K-12 classrooms. The organization has trained over 25,000 educators, parents, and mental health professionals who work with youth. Connect through the link below.