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- Danielle LaPorte,
Author of The Fire Starter Sessions

February 03, 2013

Kristin Neff

KristinNeffSelf-Compassion as a Motivator for Change

Frequent guest Brené Brown has called Dr. Kristin Neff’s research “powerful and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes her book Self-Compassion a transformative read.”

“Self-compassion is not a selfish act.”

~ Kristin Neff, PhD., on How She Really Does It

We discuss self-compassion and learn what it really is, and why you have such a hard time being self-compassionate with yourself.

More specifically in this interview you will find out about:

  • Her personal journey to self-compassion
  • Fixing from the lizard brain.
  • Self-Compassion vs. Self-Criticism as motivators for change
  • Compassion is not passive.
  • Why people have such a hard time being self-compassionate with themselves.
  • Compassion for yourself versus for someone who has wronged you.
  • Illusion of control = perfection.
  • Compassion is a PRACTICE
  • How self-compassion is different than self-pity.
  • TAKEAWAY: – tips to practice create self-compassion in your life

“Self-compassion is a more effective motivator for change than self-criticism.”

~ Kristin Neff, PhD., on How She Really Does It

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Kristin Neff Self Compassion




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