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.
84 The Science of Self-Compassion
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 the 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.