Kristin Neff, PhD’s Links
Kristin Neff, PhD, a pioneer and one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, is Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. After completing her PhD at UC Berkeley in 1997, she did post-doctoral research at Denver University on self-compassion—a construct central to Buddhist psychology. The scale she created to measure self-compassion, published in 2003, is used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. She is author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (William Morrow, 2011), and her family was recently featured in the documentary film and book The Horse Boy.
"Why Self-compassion Is More Important for Psychological Well-being than Self-esteem" with Kristin Neff
Kristin's research shows that self-compassion offers all of the psychological benefits of self-esteem with none of its drawbacks. In fact, research indicates that by caring for ourselves compassionately we are more motivated to learn from our mistakes, grow, and reach our full potential.