Kristin Neff, PhD

Guest Teacher

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She pioneered the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on the construct almost twenty years ago. In addition to publishing numerous academic articles, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. Together they co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. Her latest work focuses on balancing self-acceptance with the power to make needed change. In June 2021, her new book Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive will be released by Harper Wave. You can find research, guided practices and other resources on her website.

Kristin Neff's Upcoming Programs

Retreat Online

September 14 - September 15, 2024 Saturday - Sunday | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Self-Compassion: Opening Your Heart to Yourself

6 CE Credits. This workshop will focus on expanding your sense of who you are, so you can open your heart to yourself. Together, we will share tools for responding in a compassionate way whenever we suffer, and explore strategies for soothing and comforting ourselves so we can handle difficult emotions with greater ease. Through lecture, discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will learn how to motivate change with kindness and gain concrete tools for putting self-compassion into practice in your daily life.

Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Kristin Neff through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.

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