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How Self-Compassion can Radically Transform Your Life - Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff [Episode 127]

The Sivana Podcast

Release Date: 07/18/2017

Learn how self-compassion can radically transform your life with the world’s leading expert on self-compassion research. Dr. Kristin Neff teaches us the three main elements of self-compassion - mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness – and how to apply them in challenging situations. We’ll learn how to relate to moments of struggle in order to thrive and achieve more. By stepping into the role of our own “friendly coach,” Kristin shares with us how we can gain more confidence and clarity about who we are. Included are special tips for caretakers on how to best practice self-compassion while consumed in the task of caring for someone else. Don’t miss this episode full of practical, transformation tips on how to care for ourselves in the way that matters most. 


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, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.


Special Guest: Dr. Kristin Neff




Creator & Host: Brett Larkin



Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper



Producer: Benn Mendelson