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Kristin Neff

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Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Kristin Neff

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 more than twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide. She is author of the bestselling book Self-Compassion and her latest book is Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive. Along with her colleague Chris Germer, she developed the empirically-supported Mindful Self-compassion program, a self-compassion training program that is taught worldwide. They also co-founded the Center for Mindful Self-compassion and co-wrote the best-selling Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.


Visit Barnes & Noble to learn more about Kristin Neff’s latest book Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.