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Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide. She is author of the bestselling books Self-Compassion and Fierce Self-Compassion. Along with her colleague Chris Germer, she co-developed the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program and co-founded the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. They co-wrote the best-selling The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook. For more info see

Events with Dr. Kristin Neff

Discovering the Open Heart
December 14 - 17, 2023

A special three-day immersive workshop with Caverly Morgan and special guest Dr. Kristin Neff When we open our hearts to ourselves, our lives are transformed. We have greater peace and more capacity to cope with emotional challenges. We become happier and more satisfied with our lives. But it’s sometimes hard to open our hearts. We don’t know how, or we don’t think we deserve it. Do you ever find yourself trying and failing to open your heart? Does it ever feel laborious–like pushing a boulder up a hill? Ironically, trying too hard to be self-compassionate may get us stuck in…