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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 ImageSelf-criticism allows us to abase ourselves before imaginary others who pronounce judgment over us. . . . When we are forced to admit our failings, we can appease our mental judges by acquiescing to their negative opinions of us.

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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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Too Hard on Yourself? Why a Little Self-Compassion Can Take You a Long Way

Let’s face it, if there’s one thing many of us are good at, it is beating up on ourselves. Despite how kind we can be to those around us in difficult moments, many people can be outright cruel to themselves. Let's change that.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe old saying is that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I say f*** that. When life gives you lemons, make margaritas.

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The Transformative Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion

Leading experts on mindful self-compassion Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer share how self-kindness, recognition of our humanity, and mindfulness give us the strength to thrive.

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Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem

Boosting your ego won’t make you feel better. Instead, try talking to yourself like you would your best friend.

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