A Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff hosted by Dr. Lisa Firestone – Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how difficult his or her experience is. Second, compassion involves feeling moved by others’ suffering so that your heart responds to their pain (the word compassion literally means to “suffer with”). When this occurs, you feel warmth, caring, and the desire to help the suffering person in some way. Having compassion also means that you offer understanding and kindness to others when they fail or make mistakes, rather than judging them harshly. Finally, when you feel compassion for another (rather than mere pity), it means that you realize that suffering, failure, and imperfection is part of the shared human experience. “There but for fortune go I.”
Self-compassion involves acting the same way towards yourself when you are having a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. Instead of just ignoring your pain with a “stiff upper lip” mentality, you stop to tell yourself “this is really difficult right now,” how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment?
1. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
2. Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
3. Describe common misunderstandings about self-compassion
To learn more about Dr Neff’s work http://self-compassion.org/
Presenter: Kristin Neff, Ph.D. (Interviewed by Dr. Lisa Firestone) Price: $15 (CE’s not included) Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kristin Neff, Ph.D. (Interviewed by Dr. Lisa Firestone)
Price: $15 (CE’s not included)
Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here
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About Kristin Neff
Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Her book, Self-Compassion, was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.
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