Rogue Valley Resources
Please see the groups I offer in Ashland several times a year:
WinterSpring Center for Transforming Grief & Loss: For navigating your way through grief and loss, I highly recommend contacting the WinterSpring Center. They offer support and education to the community as well as grief groups.
Compassionfocusedtherapy.com: Provides information on compassion-focused therapy.
Tarabrach.com: Offers meditations and talks on mindfulness and self-compassion.
Self-compassion.org: Kristen Neff shares research, self-compassion tools, exercises, and guided meditations. Attending their intensive workshop was a deeply rewarding experience and affirmed the healing power of self-compassion.
Centerformsc.org: Co-founder of mindful self-compassion, Christopher Germer provides trainings, information, meditations, and videos.
Compassion-Based Therapy: Dr. Christopher Germer, Dr. Kristin Neff, and Professor Paul Gilbert discuss the origins of compassion-based therapy.
Self-Compassion (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5): Founder Kristen Neff explains the components of self-compassion.
Japanese Bowl by Peter Mayer: This is a visually lovely metaphor for the beauty of imperfection.
The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and Fear, Dennis Tirch, PhD.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, Tara Brach.
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Christopher Germer.
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind, Kristen Neff.
Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends, Bruce Fisher.
Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre.
The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.
A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, Thupten Jinpa, PhD.
Self-Compassion Inventory by Kristen Neff. Use this inventory to identify your current level of self-compassion. This inventory can be an eye-opener by creating an awareness of how compassionate or not you are with yourself. The three steps to being able to change are: being aware of the behaviors that don’t work, then changing and practicing them. This awareness of how you are treating yourself, is the first and essential step to creating more internal peace of mind.
Self-Compassion Guided Meditations & Exercises by Kristen Neff. I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop on Mindful Self-compassion recently with Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. Doing these exercises for myself opened my eyes to the power they can have in deepening our ability to become kinder to ourselves. They certainly did that for me. I want to share these with you because, although they appear simple, actually beginning to use them can begin to bring more self-kindness into your life.