The Master Of Self Compassion

The master of self compassion is Dr. Kristin Neff. She is an innovator in the field of research in self compassion.

Dr. Neff is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture in the Educational Psychology Department of the University of Texas at Austin.

Kristin is also one of the contributors to the Sounds True series on The Compassionate Brain hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson.

She is also the author of a book with the intriguing title,  Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.

With her husband, Rupert Isaacson, and son Rowan, she went to Mongolia in hopes of finding some healing for Rowan’s autism. Their journey is the subject of a wonderful documentary film, The Horse Boy.

In this Ted Talk, Dr. Neff presents her research on the space between self-esteem and compassion.

On self-esteem, she says, “It’s not OK to be average.”  We also have an epidemic of narcissism in our culture. Self-esteem is contingent on success.

Self compassion is based on three components: self-kindness, our common humanity, and mindfulness.

I think Kristin Neff is doing wonderful research. She is finding that self compassion is very strongly related to mental well-being.

If you know anyone who would benefit from self compassion, please let them know about this article and share with your friends.

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind
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The Horse Boy
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I was extremely moved by the movie, The Horse Boy and you will be too.

I have ordered Self-Compassion and I’ll let you know what I think after I finish reading it.

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