On Friday, February 25, studio BE was honored to host a warm conversation between Christopher Germer, Ph.D. and Tracey Meyers, Psy.D.

The two educators, authors, therapists, and mindfulness practitioners dove into the topic of self-compassion.

Of all the thoughtful explorations and helpful recommendations made over the course of the hour, the suggestion we treat ourselves as we treat a good friend who is suffering seem to resonate deeply with the audience.

We hope you'll make time for this talk of fierce self-compassion. As Dr. Germer shared, it's through harnessing compassion that we'll have a real opportunity to make a more just and equitable world.

Insider's tip) be sure to watch until the end for a guided 'u-turn' practice.

Christopher Germer, Ph.D. 

Christopher 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 they wrote two books, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. MSC has been taught to over 200,000 people worldwide. Dr. Germer 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 psychotherapy practice in Massachusetts, USA.

Tracey Meyers, Psy.D., who works extensively with studio BE, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. In addition to being a Senior Facilitator at studio BE, Tracey works at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL), a legal assistance program serving lawyers, judges, and law students.

Prior to joining LCL, Tracey worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, where she spent over 16 years working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Tracey has a strong commitment to integrative medicine for mental health and wellness and leads mindfulness and yoga programs for groups, individuals, and professionals in the workplace.

In addition to her background in psychology, she is also an advanced yoga teacher, certified yoga therapist, and meditation teacher. Tracey has authored several publications, including articles and book chapters about integrative medicine, positive behavioral support treatment for different mental health conditions, and developing collaborative relationships in healthcare settings. Her forthcoming book, Transformational Healing through Yin Yoga Therapy (to be published in June  2022), is an extensive guide to utilizing yoga and meditation to support mental health and well-being.