In this episode Pete Mockaites talks with professor and author Kristin Neff who shares how self-compassion yields bigger results with less unpleasant self-talk… and how it can help manage anxiety during a crisis.
- Why self-compassion is a better motivator than criticism.
- How to turn your compassion for others inward The value of tone and touch in self-compassion
Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct over fifteen years ago. 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.
Kristin received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.