The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you—this workbook will help you uncover this inner resource and transform your life. Pre-order now.
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.
Introduction to Self-Compassion, Phoenix, AZ, United StatesThis workshop provides simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, participants gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into their daily lives. Learn how to stop being so hard on yourself and handle difficult emotions with greater ease. Motivate yourself and interact with others from a place of kindness rather than criticism. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as for practicing mental health professionals and includes practices to help ease stress in caregivers.
Phoenix, AZ - January 26, 2019
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.
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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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