Episode 4

Mindful Self-Compassion with Dr. Steven Hickamn

Dr. Steven Hickman is the Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. He is a Clinical Psychologist and Retired Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California at the San Diego School of Medicine, as well as the Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Steve co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training program and has participated in the training of over 900 MSC teachers around the world. Steve has co-taught the 8-week and intensive MSC program many times around the globe and is also a Certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and trains teachers of that program. He is married and has three young adult children, affording him ample opportunity to practice what he teaches!

The Mindful Self Compassion teachings and programs were developed by: Kristen Neff PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD.

The Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion: https://centerformsc.org/ 

Self-Compassion Program:https://self-compassion.org/the-program/ 

Resources and Links to Other Sites: https://self-compassion.org/resources-2/ 

Article: https://www.mindful.org/the-transformative-effects-of-mindful-self-compassion/

Dove Inner Critic Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOLike-Hkpg 

  • If it’s not acceptable to say something horrible to someone else then why do we say it to ourselves? 

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Have a Little Insight with Jennie Leaver is a podcast about exploring topics that strive to deepen our human experience and our connection to ourselves and the people around us.

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Jennie Leaver

Jennie is a Designer with a 15-year background in hospitality. Passionate about making a difference in this world, she teamed up with Ryan in 2019 to create Have A Little Insight after the two met waiting tables at Milestones Bar and Grill.

“I want to contribute to the good in this world. There is enough bad news, negative slants on things and anger. I want to bring people a different perspective, where we strive to create understanding, compassion and kindness. Where we look for the good and how we are connected as opposed to operating from fear, judgement and separation.”