Kristin Neff

The Science of Self-Compassion [...]

Kristin Neff

Talk: The Science of Self-Compassion [...]

"Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself" is part memoir, part overview of the insights coming from Kristin Neff’s past 15 years of research. Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend we cared about. Rather than making global evaluations of ourselves as “good” or “bad,” it involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. This talk will present theory and research on self compassion, and discuss research indicating that self- compassion is a more powerful and effective motivational tool than self-criticism.

Kristin Neff

Kristin did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1997), studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an 8-week program to teach self-compassion skills.

The Science of Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind 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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