Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion ResearcherKristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to define and conduct research on the topic over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program, co-created with her colleague Chris Germer, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, is called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Her book, Self-Compassion, was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Santa Fe, NM
May 15 - May 16
Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.  This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals.

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Self-Compassion Videos


TEDx Talk: The difference between self-compassion and self-esteem

self-compassion, Part I

Self-Compassion, Part 1

Self Compassion Part 2: Self-Kindness

Self-Compassion, Part 2: Self-Kindness

Self-Compassion, Part 3: Common Humanity

Self-Compassion, Part 3: Common Humanity

Self-Compassion, Part 4: Mindfulness

Self-Compassion, Part 4: Mindfulness

Self-Compassion vs. Self-Esteem video

Self-Compassion, Part 5: Self-Compassion vs. Self-Esteem

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Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. A randomized controlled trial demonstrated that MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Visit the Center for Mindful Self Compassion to learn more about MSC and how it can help you have a healthier relationship to yourself.

For more information about the MSC teacher training program, please contact the University of California at San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.

Self-Compassion book jacket

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

Self-Compassion offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

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The Horse Boy: A Memoir of Healing

Kristin was featured in the award-winning book and documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicle her family’s adventure with autism, horses, and healing (see www.horseboyworld.com)

Connect with Dr. Neff

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Human Development and Culture
Educational Psychology Department
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289

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