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Resources

Here are some websites, books, and exercises that I often recommend to clients. 

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion was founded in 2012 by the developers of Mindful Self-Compassion, Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, and is now an international nonprofit organization. This page on Chris Germer's website includes free guided meditations and exercises. © Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff (2021). Mindful Self-Compassion. All rights reserved.

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry, expert in interpersonal neurobiology, and bestselling author of Mindsight, The Whole Brain Child, and Parenting from the Inside Out. His website includes practices to help cultivate "Mindsight" -- the ability to perceive the mind of self and others with clarity. Mindsight helps us acknowledge a feeling without becoming consumed by it. I recommend his books, online courses, and guided exercises available here. 

I am a Level 1 IFS Trained Practitioner. This is a link to the IFS Institute. The mission of IFS Institute is to bring more Self leadership to the world. It provides IFS training for professionals, a practitioner directory for those looking for IFS trained providers, and international learning opportunities for those exploring personal growth through IFS. 

Much of my clinical work includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Russ Harris's website is a great resource for anyone interested in ACT. It provides valuable information on The Happiness Trap, a book written by Harris based on ACT. The website offers worksheets and videos to help users understand and apply these concepts in their own lives. 

Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same compassion with which you would treat a friend. Self-compassion is foundational to my work. I had the privilege of training with Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer in Mindful Self-Compassion. This website includes more information on their trainings as well as free guided meditation practices. 

I also highly recommend Kristin Neff’s compassionate letter-writing exercise.

One suggestion I almost always make when I start working with a client is to get a journal. There are so many ways journaling can be healing and transformative, one of which is this exercise from Dr. Jaime Pennebaker. 

Books

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Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristin Neff

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No Bad Parts

Richard C. Schwartz

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The Body is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

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The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

Kristin Neff &

Christopher Germer

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The Mindful Way Through Depression

The Happiness Trap

Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Russ Harris

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The Gifts of Imperfection

My Grandmother's

Hands

Brene Brown

Resmaa Menakem

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