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EP225 - Self Compassion and Sexual Health with Chris Germer, PhD

Sexology

Release Date: 04/13/2021

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Welcome to episode 225 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Chris Germer, PhD to the podcast. In this episode, Dr. Germer talks to me about self-compassion, the power of kindness and how you can learn to let go of your expectations. 

 

Chris Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School.  He co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with Kristin Neff in 2010 and MSC has since been taught to over 150,000 people worldwide.  They co-authored two books on MSC, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. 

  

Chris spends most of his time lecturing and leading workshops around the world on mindfulness and self-compassion.  He is also the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; he co-edited two influential volumes on therapy, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; and he maintains a small private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • What is self-compassion 
  • How most people are compassionate to others than themselves 
  • How self-compassion is a skill anyone can learn  
  • The importance of asking yourself – What do I need? 
  • Looking at the shame spiral  
  • How self-compassion is the antidote to shame  
  • Why people who are self-compassionate experience better sexual satisfaction  
  • How you can break your cycle and become self-compassionate  
  • The power of kindness and how it empowers you  
  • Why quick fixes “3 Steps to fix your sex life etc” are not congruent with self-compassion  
  • Learning to let go of your expectations  
 
 

 

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Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey http://petebailey.net/audio