Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristin Neff is the author of “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.” She is currently an Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Texas, Austin.

In addition to this, Dr Neff has conducted pioneering research on the Buddhist principle of self-compassion, and developed an 8-week program to teach self-compassion skills.

Kristin also runs a very popular site at where there some excellent resources you can use to enhance your understanding of this skill.

In this interview, we’re going to explore self-compassion and its importance for people working to get out of chronic pain.

Listen to find out:

  • Why so many of us find self-compassion hard
  • How self-compassion can help alleviate the frustration and loneliness of being in pain
  • How self-compassion intersects with Mindfulness
  • How it differs from self-pity, and can actually be a source of great strength
  • How to eliminate needless criticism (especially for perfectionists)
  • Daily exercises for unlocking the power of self-compassion



Get the Book: Self Compassion

Self Compassion Exercises

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