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Welcome to Episode 18 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Dr. Kristin Neff.

Dr. Kristin 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 over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," released by William Morrow, and the 6 CD audio set called “Self-Compassion Step by Step,” released by Sounds True.  In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically
supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.  Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.

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EPISODE DETAILS:

3:30 Rate, Review and Share to Win a Free Session with Lu

4:56 Dr. Neff’s Bio

6:36 Dr. Neff Introduces Herself

8:05 How Dr. Neff Discovered Self-Compassion

10:39 The Definition of Self-Compassion and Its Elements

14:01 Dr. Neff Explains Mindfulness and How it Relates to Self-Compassion

16:34 Kindness Towards Oneself

17:39 Why It’s Hard to Be Nice to Self

20:55 The Mammalian Caregiving System

24:00 Common Humanity and Cultural Ideals

29:25 Control and Compassion

33:11 Self-Compassion for Caregivers

39:50 Underlying Beliefs

42:18 Backdraft

45:01 Blocks to Self-Compassion

48:59 The Biology of Self-Compassion

56:15 Dr. Neff Talks About Being an Untamed Woman

58:46 How to Learn More and Stay Connected

 

RELATED LINKS:

Get the Free Video Series

Self-Compassion, The Book

The Horse Boy – Book

The Horse Boy – DVD

Self-Compassion Resources

How Compassionate Are You?

Dr. Neff’s Ted Talk
 

CONNECT WITH DR. NEFF:

Website

Twitter

Facebook
 

PODCAST CREDITS:

Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

Photography by Sam Interrante

Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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