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Kristin Neff



Kristin Neff, PhD, is an American professor of psychology and pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. She has authored numerous academic articles and trade books on the topic, and is the creator of the Self-Compassion Scale, which is a tool for measuring inner empathy.

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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxcentennialparkwomen

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Self Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

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Why Women Need Fierce Self-Compassion

Compassion isn’t always soft and gentle; sometimes it means being forceful and fierce.

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FindCenter Quotes ImagePainful feelings are, by their very nature, temporary. They will weaken over time as long as we don’t prolong or amplify them through resistance or avoidance.

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2-Minute Tips: How to Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion expert Kristin Neff offers tips for making friends with yourself. For more about emotional wellbeing, visit takingcharge.csh.umn.edu.

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The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive

Are you kinder to others than you are to yourself? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need.

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Personalize Your Loving-Kindness Meditation

Self-compassion is one of the greatest gifts you can offer yourself. Use this guide to craft loving-kindness phrases that feel meaningful for you.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe only way to eventually free ourselves from debilitating pain is to be with it as it is. The only way out is through.

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Compassionate Body Scan - A Guided Meditation by Kristin Neff

This compassionate body scan by Kristin Neff is a beautiful practice for deepening our sense of self-compassion and body awareness. Sometimes when we do a body scan meditation, we encounter uncomfortable feelings and emotions, which is where compassion comes in.

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The 5 Myths Keeping You Trapped in Self-Criticism

Research proves false many of the common myths about self-compassion that keep us trapped in the prison of relentless self-criticism.

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