Kristin Neff, PhD – Self-Compassion for You and Your Kids 2018-10-22T19:12:21-06:00

Self-Compassion for You and Your Kids

Kristin Neff, PhD

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What You’ll Learn

  • Discover why mindfulness is not the last step, and why we also need self-compassion and connection to start transforming our classrooms, homes, and communities in meaningful ways

  • Learn the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion, and why it is essential to understand when passing this on to kids and adolescents

  • Follow along in a guided practice to help you experience self-compassion

About Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff is currently 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 a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," released by William Morrow. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide, and the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook is now available by Guilford.

Learn about self-compassion, including research, the Self-Compassion Scale, videos, guided meditations, and exercises, on her website. Learn about the Mindful Self-Compassion program, including where to find a course near you or online, at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website. You can sign up to hear about special self-compassion events here and check out Kristin's books, the #1 bestseller The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.

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  1. Cristina Anton October 27, 2018 at 2:48 am - Reply

    I saw so many adults who simply didn’t learn that they are allowed to make mistakes! And I also saw that the consequences of not having learned that were disastrous for them and for the children they had or they taught as teachers. Also, imposing predefined cultural behavior could deprive a person from being herself/himself. And that could lead to another issues. Thank you for this inspirational speech!

  2. CV October 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I’m puzzled. When a young child scrapes their knee, are they unable to show self-compassion? If they see an injured bird, or if a pet is injured, are they unable to feel compassion? At what age do these abilities arise? How does the home environment affect or generate this? Thanks.

  3. Maureen MacKinnon-McQuarrie October 22, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

    So worth watching thank you so much! As a Psychologist, its easy to forget this very important neuron nurturing practice….. compassionate living, loving ourselves and others….equanimity.

  4. Patti Shea October 21, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I just shared this on Facebook, hoping that my teaching colleagues will have time to watch. Self-compassion is so necessary, for teachers, especially when outside stressors come into play (i.e. always). Practicing self compassion in order to be more effective to others will be a selling point, I think. I can’t wait to get your new workbook.

  5. sarit zeltzer October 21, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Thank you very much, very touching both the practice and the authentic way in which it is transmitted.
    In my work as a psychotherapist,The Mindfulness approach and expressive arts, also with children with ASD and their families. As I transmit the tools to teachers and therapists on the integration of tools in their work. I’d love to share.
    Thank you

  6. Mariann Taigman October 21, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for having this webinar! My professional goal this year, as an OT that works in the school district, is to help teachers/therapists learn strategies for self-compassion and to teach mindfulness practice to prevent compassion fatigue. So this webinar was perfect for my passion! I look forward to attending one of your conferences Kristin and to reading your book! This was one of the best webinars I have seen in a long time! Thank you, Mindful Education Summit organizers, for this very informative and valuable webinar :-)). Mariann Taigman, OTR/L

  7. Noorulain Masood October 21, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Hello Sylvan, I found this on her website in case its helpful:

  8. Arthie October 21, 2018 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Loved the guided breath practice. As a psychologist it’s exactly what’s needed!

  9. Jaana Sykari October 21, 2018 at 4:08 am - Reply

    I’m such a big fan of Kristin. I’ve read her book, and listened to her talks on Youtube. This was again such a powerful talk, I’m so happy to be able to learn from her. Her words are like diamonds for our life journes. Thank you so much!

  10. Sylvan Giacchino October 20, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Greatly appreciated Kristin Neff’s presentation and (self)compassion meditation. Cannot find links to her workbook. Please provide.

  11. Noelle B October 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Is the name of the book about “be your own best friend” available? I can’t find it with just that information!

    • Amber October 21, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      I see something on Google called, “How to be your own best friend”. Maybe that’s it. Good luck

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