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.
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
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
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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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