Kristin Neff, PhD,
is an associate professor of human development at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneering researcher into the psychological health benefits of self-compassion. She is the author of Self-Compassion and Self-Compassion: Step-by-Step, and is featured in the book and documentary The Horse Boy.
Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It’s a state of warm-hearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with encouragement, care for others, and be fully human. This program is an intensive form of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.