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60 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kristin Neff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kristin Neff, often where they are interviewed.

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60 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kristin Neff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kristin Neff, often where they are interviewed.

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

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Kristin Neff is the author of "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself", and is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion. She teaches several courses, including one with Brene Brown that examines why we’re always our toughest critic. Kristen gives us tools to be kinder to ourselves and teaches us why this is so important.
Jan 19 2021 · 27mins
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Kristin Neff: Effects of Compassion [Wisdom Wednesday]

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Dr. Krisin Neff is a researcher, professor, and author. In this interview we discuss the effects of compassion for ourselves and others.

Get full show notes and more information here: [https://howshereallydoesit.com/podcast/kristin-neff-ww-2/]

Jan 06 2021 · 1hr

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The Power of Self-Compassion - Kristin Neff [256]

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What do you say to yourself when you mess up with your kids? If you are like many of us, you berate yourself. My guest, Kristin Neff, has done research that shows that our harsh self-criticism does NOT work. It doesn’t help us grow and become better parents. In fact, it does the opposite.

So what does work? Self-compassion.

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Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. 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.  Find out more at Self-compassion.org.

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Dec 22 2020 · 43mins
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Kristin Neff, PhD (#7)

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In this episode I’m talking with the self-compassion pioneer and researcher, Associate Professor Kirstin Neff from the University of Texas.   Although this interview was only briefly used in the documentary film that resulted from the year I spent delving into mindfulness (there was just so much ground to cover in just 96 minutes) it was nevertheless hugely influential on me, and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you now.   You may have heard me explain before that I’ve come to realise that learning mindfulness – or training to be more aware – is actually a life skill, in the same way as something like reading is a skill.    By learning to read, a whole universe of possibility has opened up to me. But what I choose to do with that life-changing skill – what books or websites I read, which writers I trust or enjoy, what topics I choose, how I invest my time reading – for good or bad, for better or worse – that really matters.   Now, just as reading teaches me to understand words on a page, mindfulness teaches me to know how my mind works. And, like reading, the skill of mindful awareness isn’t actually good or bad. But, what I choose to do with that awareness…  that is crucial.   Now for me, like so many other people who have started mindfulness training, one of the first things I became aware of was an incessant mean voice in my head, which took up residence at some point in my childhood.   My inner experience was actually awful. And I really needed to understand the function and purpose of this constant bombardment of self-criticism. So I turned to Kristen, who, fortunately, was the first person to be brave enough to put all this under a psychological microscope.
Dec 21 2020 · 45mins
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Kryptonite for the Inner Critic | Kristin Neff

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I don’t know about you, but there have been many times during this wrenching year where I have made my pain even worse by adding on layers and layers of self-criticism. There’s a notion that is deeply ingrained in our culture that the only way to succeed -- or even to survive -- is to liberally apply an internal cattle prod. But there is research that strongly suggests that this approach simply leads to extra anxiety, and that there is a more successful approach, called self-compassion. My guest today has been at the very forefront of this research. Kristin Neff has empirically demonstrated the value of self-compassion; she has shown that it doesn’t have to lead to passivity, self-absorption, or cheesiness; and, as you will hear, she has practiced what she preaches in extremely difficult circumstances in her own life. All of this makes her, in my opinion, a figure of incalculable importance. We recorded this interview back in 2019, and it contributed to a major turning point in my meditation practice and in my life. We are reposting it now because as we head into the new year, a time when many of us embark on self-improvement projects based in self-loathing, we could all use a little kryptonite for the inner critic. 


Where to find Kristin Neff online: 


Website: https://self-compassion.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/self_compassion

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/selfcompassion


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Dec 16 2020 · 1hr 26mins
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#139 - Kristin Neff, Ph.D.: The power of self-compassion

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Kristin Neff is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, author, and a leading expert on mindful self-compassion. In this episode, she shares how developing a self-compassion and mindfulness practice was the most effective tool for relieving her own suffering, and provides strategies and tactics to improve self-compassion and well-being.

We discuss:

  • The life crisis that turned Kristin to mindfulness and self-compassion (3:30);
  • How mindful self-compassion relieved Kristin’s feelings of self-judgement, and the psychology that says we all have the capacity for self-compassion (9:45);
  • Peter’s history of self-criticism and his personal practice of self-compassion (17:15);
  • The problem with prioritizing self-esteem over self-compassion, and how self-compassion produces a more stable version of self-worth (20:15);
  • An argument for self-compassion over self-criticism for optimizing performance (26:15);
  • How and when to introduce self-compassion to children (31:45);
  • Learning her son had autism—a personal story of how Kristin used mindfulness and self-compassion (36:45);
  • Self-compassion for cases of childhood trauma, PTSD, and overcoming a “fear of compassion” (44:00);
  • The relationship between self-compassion and physical health (49:30);
  • Distinguishing between self-compassion and self-pity, and the three necessary components self-compassion (52:30);
  • Why self-criticism comes from a desire to be safe, the circular pattern of self-judgment, and self-compassion as the ultimate motivator (55:45);
  • Potential role of a self-compassion practice for addiction and other maladaptive behaviors (58:45);
  • Clinical applications and practical uses of self-compassion (1:01:30);
  • Why you don’t need to meditate to learn mindfulness and self-compassion (1:04:45);
  • Kristin’s personal meditation practice (1:08:40);
  • Resources for learning self-compassion (1:11:45); and
  • More.

Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/ Show notes page for this episode:  https://peterattiamd.com/kristinneff  Subscribe to receive exclusive subscriber-only content: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ Sign up to receive Peter's email newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter/ Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Nov 30 2020 · 1hr 16mins
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TPP 231: Author & Self-Compassion Researcher Dr. Kristin Neff on the Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering self-compassion researcher, author, and teacher, talks about the power and benefits of practicing self-compassion as parents to differently wired children.For more info, visit: www.tiltparenting.com/session231
Oct 19 2020 · 36mins
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Dr. Kristin Neff - The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion

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In this episode, I speak with Dr Kristin Neff, a pioneer and one of the world’s leading experts in the field of self-compassion. I'm still finding myself going over her words days after this was recorded, realizing slowly but surely that she blew my mind. If you ever feel that you're too hard on yourself, I assure you that you're in the right place.

Kristin was the first academic to operationally define and measure the concept of self-compassion over a decade ago. During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism and has been practicing Insight Meditation ever since. This led her to conduct research on self-compassion, a central part of Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. She is the author of the classic book, Self-Compassion.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The failures of self-esteem, and the freedom of embracing self-compassion instead
  • Not needing to "better" in anyway in order to be deserving of self-love
  • Kristin's story through academia, divorce, meditation and self-compassion
  • Why she transitioned from studying self-esteem to studying self-compassion
  • Loving yourself just because you're a flawed human being
  • How consumer driven society plays to our insecurities
  • How we know compassion is the best parenting style, yet don't apply it to ourselves
  • Fight-or-flight, and how we can actually attack ourselves to feel safe again
  • Our innate tendency to scold ourselves, with Kristin's son as a case study
  • Defining compassion vs. self-compassion
  • The three elements of self-compassion
  • Practical advice on how to actually be kind to yourself
  • The Yin-Yang of Self Compassion
  • How self-compassion translates to motivation 
  • A discussion on self-compassion as it relates to men and women
  • Anger as an act of self projected love

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Sep 30 2020 · 45mins
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Kristin Neff | Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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Kristin Neff says that just as every baby is born worthy of compassion and unconditional love, so too is every adult and we have the ability give that to ourselves. Kristin talks about the power of self-compassion, how to cultivate it and how we can learn to love ourselves unconditionally.


Visit Kristin Neff's website to find out more about Self-Compassion | https://self-compassion.org/


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Aug 26 2020 · 52mins
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#123: How to Release Self-Criticism and Find Fierce Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

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“The difference is: loving yourself isn't contingent on making things better, you love yourself regardless. But because you love yourself, you're also going to take action to improve things at the same time.” Dr. Kristin Neff explains how crucial fierce self-love and self-compassion are right now. So often, givers put themselves last. But being fiercely dedicated to taking care of yourself is the only way to have the fuel to truly take care of others.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Kristin Neff. Dr. Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. 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 and co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. She is also co-founder and board president of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Neff dive into the negativity bias and why our brain is like velcro for negative information. They discuss why it is so easy to be overly hard on ourselves and the biggest hurdles that stop us from self-love. They also discuss empirical scientific research on the documented benefits of self-compassion. To wrap up the episode, Dr. Neff leads us through a powerful practice she calls “Working With Difficult Emotions.” 

In this episode, we dive into:

-Dr. Neff and Dhru's background on getting into self-compassion (5:39)

-The power of checking in (9:08)

-Why beating yourself up or being overly hard on yourself isn't the best approach (15:48)

-Where self-criticism comes from (22:53)

-Where negativity bias comes from (27:14)

-The biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselves (32:58)

-Empirical scientific research on self-compassion (37:50)

-The importance of wisdom (44:13)

-Breaking down our internal voice (48:42)

-Dr. Neff's personal story that led her to research self-compassion (51:08)

-How and why to have a dialogue with yourself (57:34)

-“Working With Difficult Emotions” practice with Dr. Neff (1:02:05) 

-Where you can find more about Dr. Neff (1:10:40)

For more on Dr. Neff, you can follow her on Twitter @self_compassion and through her website here. To learn more about her books: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

To access Dr. Neff’s 5-minute “Self-Compassion Break” practice, go here. To access Dr. Neff’s 15-minute “Soften, Soothe, Allow” practice, which is what today’s exercise was based on, go here

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Jun 11 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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