Kristin Neff, PhD

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn the 3 elements of self-compassion and how each can help you become more resilient, productive, and motivated in your life

  • Uncover common myths about self-compassion, and hear advice for dealing with the roadblocks to being kind and supportive to yourself

  • Experience a guided practice for cultivating mindfulness, kindness, and a sense of common humanity so you can be more compassionate to yourself and those around you

About Kristin Neff, PhD

Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over fifteen years ago. In addition to her academic research, she has co-developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and is author of the books Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. For more information on self-compassion, including a self-compassion test, research articles, practices, and Dr. Neff's teaching schedule, you can visit her website.

About Peter Weng

Peter Weng is the Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Minds Innovations. Peter is focused on helping organizations adopt science-based practices that support mental well-being and performance. He implemented systems of well-being and performance as a leader in large corporations and is regularly invited to share these experiences with corporations, governmental organizations, NGOs, and conferences around the world. Prior to HMI, Peter was the Chief Business Officer at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Peter also spent many years in technology as an executive at Google and Dell while living and working in the United States, United Kingdom, China, and Poland. He held management and engineering positions in industrial water treatment at Rohm and Haas and Argo Scientific. Peter has served on the board of the Insight Santa Cruz meditation center and founded music, dance, and sustainable transportation community organizations.

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  1. Erin March 26, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Hi All, watching this from Ireland :-). I missed this before all of the videos were released for another 36 hrs and I was so happy I had a chance to watch it. I’ve been listening to Kristins Self Compassion audio book over the last few weeks as I was doing a mindful self compassion course before it had to be put on hold due to the corona virus. I have practiced mindfulness for a few years now and I’ve learnt so much recently about the self compassion practice and I’ve been trying to practice this style a lot more. it does really help when times are tough and when trying to figure out and deal with a tough situation. Thanks so much for this video Kristin and the practice at the end 🙂

  2. Soniya Gurung March 24, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Grateful 🙏❤️!

  3. Vivian March 23, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I’ve definitely experienced the burn out of continuous compassion for others. I also acutely feel when there is a lack of compassion from others.

  4. Suzette Misrachi March 23, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Kristin Neff , we can learn so much from you! Great episode…

    Suzette Misrachi
    Author of: “Lives unseen: unacknowledged trauma of non-disordered, competent Adult Children Of Parents with a Severe Mental Illness”.

  5. Padma March 22, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Great way to bring into focus, that we are compassionate towards others more readily than to ourselves. This made me take a u-turn and look at myself!! Thanks to Kristin Neff for sowing the seeds of self compassion, and now it’s upto me to nuture!!

  6. Donna Cooper March 22, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed Kristen Neff’s talks as well as her Books. Her Self-Compassion book and work book is a treasure to keep.thank you for your guided talks and your compassion as well. I have a grandson of whom I’m his fulltime caretaker as well. So thank you, and I’ll keep you and your family in prayer as well.

  7. Patrick March 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    A clear brief summary of a great deal of hard work done to create a robust evidence base for how real resilience comes from practising self compassion together rather than competing for self esteem

    Thanks Kristin

  8. Majella Ryan March 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    A wonderful gift especially right now.

  9. Faye March 22, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Great session and insight.

  10. Carmen March 22, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you for this discussion. I really value Dr. Neff’s work. Thank you.

  11. Esperanza Suarez March 22, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Self-compassion another beautiful and practical tool for a life seeking well-being.

  12. Dr . Maynard Brusman March 22, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Kristin Neff is a warm, kind, deeply compassionate human being and wise guide. Love her work!

  13. Brian Freund March 22, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Kristin Neff has the ability to present the material in such an easy manner that it’s hard to believe she is an academic and not a spiritual teacher!

    She is clear, patient, and entertaining in her talks and puts you at ease right away.

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