Linda Graham

Linda Graham


Linda Graham, MFT, is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. Subscribe to her newsletter and learn more about her work at


Stories by Linda Graham

Articles: How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

By Linda Graham | July 5, 2016

Linda Graham explains how therapists—and couples themselves—can prevent conflicts from spiraling out of control.


Articles: How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive

By Linda Graham | April 14, 2015

Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.


Articles: How a Challenging Past Can Lead to a Happier Present

By Linda Graham | February 23, 2015

Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.


Articles: Six Skillful Ways to Deal with Disaster

By Linda Graham | September 4, 2014

Practical tools and resources for helping cope with the challenges and crises of our lives.


Articles: How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

By Linda Graham | August 20, 2014

A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.


Articles: Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2014

Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.


Articles: How to Overcome Barriers to Forgiveness

By Linda Graham | May 13, 2014

It's hard to let go of the suffering caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. What barriers stand in the way of forgiveness—and how can we overcome them?


Articles: The Horse Boy

By Linda Graham | October 27, 2009


Articles: Aging in Reverse: A Review of Counterclockwise

By Linda Graham | September 25, 2009


Articles: Love Story: A Review of The Chemistry of Connection

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2009




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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
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December 9-10, 2016

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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