Finding Peace Within Through the Power of Self-Compassion

Broadcast on July 08, 2015
With Kristin Neff

Kristin will be discussing how the practice of self-compassion can radically transform our lives. By relating to ourselves with kindness when we fail, make mistakes, or suffer in someway, remembering that imperfection is part of the shared human experience, we gain strength by having an open heart. She will briefly discuss the most important findings in the huge research literature supporting the benefits of self-compassion, and will also teach a few simple self-compassion practices.

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Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology Dept., University of Texas at Austin
Kristin Neff is currently 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 a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself," released by William Morrow, and the 6 CD audio set called “Self-Compassion Step by Step,” released by Sounds True. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.