DiscoverTen Percent Happier with Dan Harris#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD
#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD

#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD

Update: 2019-10-1616
Share

Description

Life can be challenging. It’s comforting to have kind, supportive people around you to help you through it. Dr. Kristin Neff believes it’s equally important to cultivate a kind, supportive inner voice. In her last year of graduate school Neff was going through what she calls a messy divorce. Looking for a way to alleviate the strong feelings of stress and shame she was experiencing, she found meditation. Drawn to the integration of mindfulness and compassion practices, she was able to work through her emotional turmoil. She came to the realization that she deserved kindness and encouragement and she didn’t need to rely on anyone other than herself to fulfill those needs. That epiphany inspired her to spend the next several years of her life doing self-compassion work. Neff believes self-compassion is a trainable skill anyone can learn, even those who are not naturally inclined to be kind to themselves. She recently co-created a workbook that guides the reader through the practices of mindful self-compassion, hoping to help others experience the life-changing benefits of being kind to ourselves.

Plug Zone
Website: https://self-compassion.org/
Workbook: https://self-compassion.org/mindful-self-compassion-workbook/
Twitter: @self_compassion
TED Talk: https://ed.ted.com/on/zhq011AI

***VOICEMAILS***
Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
Comments 
loading
In Channel
#1: Dalai Lama

#1: Dalai Lama

2016-03-1100:27:20

#2: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo

#2: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo

2016-03-1100:56:54

#3: Brian Koppelman

#3: Brian Koppelman

2016-03-1800:45:45

#4: Dr. Jay Michaelson

#4: Dr. Jay Michaelson

2016-03-2300:53:08

#5: Amy Cuddy

#5: Amy Cuddy

2016-03-2700:55:46

#6: David Gelles

#6: David Gelles

2016-03-3000:55:15

#7: George Mumford

#7: George Mumford

2016-04-0601:17:43

#8: Sharon Salzberg

#8: Sharon Salzberg

2016-04-1300:56:06

#9: Margot Bingham

#9: Margot Bingham

2016-04-2000:48:56

#10: Leigh Brasington

#10: Leigh Brasington

2016-04-2200:56:06

#11: Lama Tsomo

#11: Lama Tsomo

2016-04-2701:01:39

#12: Thupten Jinpa

#12: Thupten Jinpa

2016-05-0401:00:15

#13: Steve Armstrong

#13: Steve Armstrong

2016-05-1101:12:53

#14: RuPaul

#14: RuPaul

2016-05-1200:37:19

#16: Ali Smith

#16: Ali Smith

2016-05-1800:49:13

#17: Chodo and Koshin

#17: Chodo and Koshin

2016-05-2501:06:34

#18: Chade-Meng Tan

#18: Chade-Meng Tan

2016-06-0100:53:34

loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD

#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD

Dan Harris Podcast