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What are the three components of self compassion? 


We all need to extend ourselves a bit more compassion which is why this conversation is particularly important. Joining me is *the* thought leader in the self-compassion space, Dr. Kristin Neff.


Dr. Neff is currently 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 nearly twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide.

We cover:

  • [3:00] How Dr. Neff’s story intertwines with her work in self compassion
  • [6:45] Secondary traumatic stress and secondary self-compassion 
  • [8:20] How to find self compassion in hard situations 
  • [9:15] Dr. Neff’s definition of self compassion
  • [12:30] Why gratitude isn’t always enough
  • [16:30] The two types of self compassion
  • [20:30] Dr. Neff’s self compassion meditation
  • [27:00] How to believe in yourself and that you aren’t a bad person
  • [29:45] What advice Dr. Neff would give to her younger parent self

Episode #63: Self-Compassion is the Key to Being Your Best Parent Self with Dr. Kristin Neff

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