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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff, PhD, received her doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture 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 on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion," released by William Morrow in 2011. Kristin's work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Reader's Digest, and Psychology Today. She offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide, and has developed an eight-week program to help people learn to be more self-compassionate in daily life. Information on self-compassion - including videos, guided meditations, exercises, research articles, and a way to test your own self-compassion level - is available at www.self-compassion.org . Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy (www.horseboyworld.com ), which chronicles her family's journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.



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