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PNSO15-1Some Forms of Self-Compassion Are Harder than Others

By Richard Schwartz

Achieving a genuine state of self-compassion is a more challenging undertaking than many realize. Far from a little feel-better incantation you offer yourself when stressed, it’s a journey into multiple parts of yourself that may include the good, the bad, the ugly, the confused, the frightened, and the abandoned.

PNSO15-2When Moment-to-Moment Awareness Isn't Enough

By Chris Germer

As the mindfulness movement sweeps through our field, many therapists are discovering that traditional contemplative practices grounded in detached self-observation have limits. When we’re overwhelmed with intense and disturbing emotions, just observing moment-to-moment experience is often not enough.

PNSO15-3What Keeps Us from Being Kinder to Ourselves?

By Kristin Neff

There’s now a growing body of research demonstrating that relating to ourselves in a kind, friendly manner is essential for emotional wellbeing. More pointedly, research proves false many of the common myths about self-compassion that keep us trapped in the prison of relentless self-criticism.

PNSO15-4Unexpected Lessons from Practice

By Ryan Howes

Three clinicians share stories of challenging cases that show how the most surprising outcomes often have nothing to do with therapeutic brilliance or technical wizardry.

The Emotional Emancipation Movement

Don’t Hit Your Sister!: Understanding the complexities of moral development

It’s Not about the Diet: Building a healthy relationship with food

Smart Growth: Developing a mindset for life

Life after Trauma: What are the possibilities for post-traumatic growth?

Review of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

The new emphasis on the transformative power of trauma can be a template for false assumptions about the “gift” of suffering and the meaning of recovery.

A Palm under the Moon: A grandpa’s love story

By David Seaburn



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