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Kristin Neff, PhD

Mindful Self-Compassion: What We Know and How to Practice It

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn about what self-compassion is and how it can be a powerful source of strength and motivation

  • Discover the research behind self-compassion practices and what we know about how it can impact your relationship to yourself and your work

  • Follow along in a guided practice to bring self-compassion to challenging situations and difficult emotions

About Kristin Neff, PhD

Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology 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 fifteen years ago. She has co-developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and is author of the books Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. For information about self-compassion, including a self-compassion text, research articles, guided meditations and practices, visit her website.

Kristen has also developed a training specifically for healthcare providers called Self Compassion for Healthcare Communities. To learn more about this training visit the website here.

About Mark Bertin, MD

Mark Bertin, MD is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website.

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  1. Chris Sanders October 5, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Thank you. Very powerful.

  2. jacqui Brooks October 4, 2020 at 4:16 am

    I always love listening to Kristin. This talk was no different. Clear and concise. She brings a balance of science, theory and practice that is simple to understand and very effective. Since bringing self compassion to my life and meditation practice I have noticed a marked difference in the internal dialogue and resilience to ‘be with’ difficult emotions, specifically fear and rage that may be provoked by others behaviour. Namaste Kristin.

  3. Johanna October 4, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Thank you for all important research and work you have done and are doing and for sharing all of this!! I have read some of your books and done exercises that i find very helpful. I become very intrested in your recent work which is more aimed for healthcare providers since I work in helthcare. Thanks a lot!!!

  4. Isar B. Wadhwa October 4, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Thank you Drs. Neff and Bertin! I’ve been using Dr. Neff’s guided meditations from MSC and like her model. Well moderated session as well!

  5. Jane Dalton October 3, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    I am just so grateful to be able to access this session without paying for it. I cannot thank you enough for your time,and indeed for the time of front and back room organisers and staff. Your message has made my day.! Nameste

  6. Mayu Gonzalez October 3, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you so much! What an experience. Your meditation let me free from my cage! Thank you!

  7. Elzbieta October 3, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I have listen this session with interest, but I need to find more information about the topic including the practice. Thank you for opportunity to listen.

    • S. Polly Khiv October 4, 2020 at 10:04 am

      Thank you Kristen for always bringing forth the importance of self compassion in healthcare. I always enjoy listening to you and motivated to study more about self compassion. I can’t wait to read your recent study.

    • Eric October 4, 2020 at 7:05 pm

      Check out Kristin Neff’s books or her audio learning courses at Her work and guided practices are amazing!

  8. Jean Ellis-Sankari October 3, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you. This was very informative and healing.

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