Resources

Rogue Valley Resources

Groups

Please see the groups I offer in Ashland several times a year:

Organizations

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.

Websites

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.

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.


Books

Indian Child with Colored ChalkThe 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.

Tools

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.