Today it’s great to chat with Kristin Neff on the podcast. Kristin is currently an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost 20 years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she’s the author of the book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. Her latest book is called Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.
- What is fierce self-compassion?
- Integration of fierce and tender self-compassion
- How gender socialization interferes with self-compassion
- Why women tend to have less self-compassion than men
- Patriarchy vs matriarchy: differences in socialization and values
- Breaking gender stereotypes incurs criticism
- Can self-compassion turn into selfishness?
- The psychometrics of self-compassion and self-coldness
- Using common humanity for unity, not division
- Harnessing anger with a quiet ego
- Self-compassion: the dance of acceptance and change
- Correlation of self-compassion with the light and dark triads of personality