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Compassion & Self Compassion Resources

Some Free Resources of Support for Recovering from Pandemic Times 

Tara Brach Pandemic Care Resources provides many short, compassion focused meditations, and talks for the beginner and practiced student alike. 

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention — Mindful
Recommendations and reviews of five free meditation apps.

Mindfulness Daily — Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield / Sounds True
A free 40-day mindfulness course led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Each session is 15 minutes or less, and includes a short talk and guided meditation, as well as instructions for bringing your practice alive throughout the day.

10 Days of Happiness — Action for Happiness
A free 10-day online coaching program which guides you through daily actions for happier living. “The Covid-19 pandemic brings big challenges for our mental health, whether you’re isolating at home or trying to live with the new restrictions. This program can help you cope and find a little more happiness in these difficult time

Coronavirus Sanity Guide — Dan Harris / Ten Percent Happier
Daily live practice sessions w/ Q&A, plus podcasts, blog posts, meditations and talks.

Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus — Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley
Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19.

COVID-19: Tools for Support, Compassion, and Mindfulness — The UCSD Center for Mindfulness, The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion, and Compassion Institute
Daily live streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions and other online resources to support those affected.

16 Compassion Focused Therapy Training Exercises and Worksheets

Healthy Minds Program – Free Mindfulness App — Dr. Richard Davidson / Center for Healthy Minds
Neuroscience-backed meditation app / training program. By donation.

Making Friends with Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

Free Yoga & Mindfulness Classes for Children & Teens — Yoga Ed.
Yoga Ed. is offering free access to a library of classes for teachers and parents to support the physical and mental health of their youth during school closures. All classes are streamable on any device and developmentally appropriate for children and teens.

Free story & picture ebooks in multiple languages to talk to kids about COVID-19

CDC Tip Sheet on how to talk to kids about Covid-19

Compassion Focused Neuroscience & Practices

  • Dr. Kristin Neff is a compassion focused pioneer who published her first paper on the subject in 2007. Now more than a thousand papers have followed. Her Self Compassion (SCC) as well as expansive research, meditations and publications are available here


  • Compassionate Mind Foundation

       Dr Paul Gilbert, is the founder, psychologist and researcher who developed Compassion                      Focused Therapy (CFT). Here his organization shares resources to support wellness through an           understanding of the evolutionary biology of the human system and how it can be rewired

       for well being through compassion.

  • Dr. Christopher Germer

       Expansive information on mindful self-compassion (MSC), guided meditations and materials Loads of research & the MSC program. 

  • Dr Shauna Shapiro. Good Morning I love you. Mindfulness and self-compassion practices to rewired your brain for calm, clarity and joy. 

Websites for the Clinical Application of Self Compassion

Quick Concept Resources 
Some Favourite Parenting & Social Emotional Learning Resources

A few Anti Racist and Decolonizing Supports
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