[Video] Self-Compassionate Body Scan with Kristin Neff, PhD

For many of us, the demands of daily life can not only bring about stress, but cause us to lose touch with our bodies. That’s why I’m glad to be sharing this practice from Kristin Neff, PhD, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion, in which she guides us in bringing awareness to our bodies, and cultivating compassion for all that our bodies hold.

Join Kristin Neff, PhD, for a live online Introduction to Self Compassion workshop!

On Tuesday, December 12, Dr. Neff will be leading a live online 3-hour Introduction to Self-Compassion workshop, which will provide some of the essential ideas and key practices of Mindful Self-Compassion in a brief format. Learn More and Register >> 

Coming up! Introduction to Self-Compassion Workshop w/ Kristin Neff, PhD!

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get started with Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), or could use a refresher on some of the key points, I want to be sure you know about this upcoming online program from our friends at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Introduction to Self-Compassion is a live, 3 hour, online workshop on Tuesday, December 12, 1–4pm ET / 4–7 pm PT, led by Kristin Neff, PhD, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. This introductory workshop will provide some of the essential ideas and key practices of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion in a brief format. It will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way when we experience painful emotions. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself, handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.

Learn More and Register for the Introduction to Self-Compassion Workshop (Dec. 12) >>

About Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff, PhD received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. She did two years of postdoctoral study at the University of Denver studying self-concept development. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion – a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. Kristin is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct over fifteen years 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 training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals, both published by Guilford. She is also co-founder and board president of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.