Guided MSC meditations (selected audio files)

Self-compassion break – Kristin Neff (5 min)

Mindfulness of emotion in the body – Chris Germer (10 min)

Labeling emotions – Chris Germer (10 min)

Soften, soothe, allow – Kristin Neff (15 min)

Compassionate friend – Kristy Arbon (15 min)

Loving kindness for self – Chris Germer (20 min)

Giving and receiving compassion – Chris Germer (20 min)

Loving kindness for beginners – Chris Germer (20 min)

Compassionate body scan – Kristy Arbon (30 min)

All meditations reproduced here with permission from the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion, Dr Kristin Neff, Dr Chris Germer and HeartWorks.

Additional meditations can be found at Mindful Path and Bloomfield Psychology.


© Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff. Mindful Self-Compassion. June 2016. All rights reserved. If you would like permission to reproduce, distribute, publish, display or modify these materials, please contact


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Melita Caulfield

Melita believes in living mindfully and authentically which is reflected in her writing and artistic expression.

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