Six years in the making, this comprehensive textbook is the authoritative guide to conducting MSC. 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 almost twenty years 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).
The Power of Self-Compassion
March 27 and 28, 1pm-4pm PST
This workshop will be held online on zoom over two days (three hour sessions). The training will provide 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 of mindfulness and self-compassion. A lecture on the theory and research into self-compassion will be provided, and several informal self-compassion practices for use in daily life will be taught. The phenomena of backdraft – adverse reactions to self-compassion practice – will be discussed. Finally, participants will learn self-compassion practices designed to work with difficult emotions, motivate oneself from a place of kindness rather than criticism, combat caregiver fatigue, and cultivate self-appreciation.
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Available June 15th
The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you—this workbook will help you uncover this inner resource and transform your life. Order now.
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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. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that MSC significantly increases self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreasing 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. Short online self-compassion trainings are available.
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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 with questions or if you are interested in booking Dr. Neff for a media interview. Note that Dr. Neff cannot give advice about people's personal lives. Similarly, she cannot give advice to students about potential research projects. If you are interested in booking Dr. Neff to deliver a talk to your organization, she is represented by the Lavin Agency. Please contact Charles Yao at email@example.com for requests
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