The Proven Power of Being Kind, Dr. Kristin Neff

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The Self-Compassion Pioneer

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others, says Dr. Kristin Neff. Yet we turn out not to be very good at the first. Neff, a leading expert on self-compassion, is an associate professor at the University of Texas in Austin. She is a professor, bestselling author and runs courses at her Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. ‘Everyone can learn the skill of being a good friend to oneself.’

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