Kristin Neff – How Self-Compassion Grows Resilience

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. 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.

In this podcast we spoke about how over 2,600 research studies on self-compassion show the benefits of it for improving resilience, helping us to be more agile in stepping outside our comfort zone, sustaining compassion for others, and even potentially lengthening life. Learn more about Kristin Neff’s work at her website.

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