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Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct 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 in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Her book, Self-Compassion, was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.
Compassion in Connection Conference
The conference includes presentations about the five empirically supported compassion training programs, a panel discussion on working with specific communities of need and the variations they may require compassion meditation sessions, and more. Professionals can explore different programs and learn what each has to offer. Nonprofessionals can learn more about the field of compassion training, immersing themselves in the breadth and depth of this discipline. Everyone can gain information, new insights, and connections. CE hours available.
Rhinebeck, NY, October 26 - 28, 2018
MSC 2-Day Core Skills Workshop, Greater Good Science CenterThis two-day 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. Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program. 11 CE hours available.
Berkeley, CA, December 7 - 8, 2018
TEDx Talk: The difference between self-compassion and self-esteem
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.
What's one skill that can change the world?
Learn the power of self-compassion in this video series by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.
Connect with Dr. Neff
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences
Educational Psychology Department, The University of Texas at Austin
Please contact this e-mail address if you are interested in booking Dr. Neff for a talk or a workshop on self-compassion. Note that Dr. Neff cannot give advice about people's personal lives. Similarly, she cannot give advice to students about potential research projects.
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