Deep Cuts: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic | Kristin Neff

Deep Cuts: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic | Kristin Neff

By Ten Percent Happier

The scientific case for self-compassion and why it doesn’t have to lead to passivity, self absorption, or cheesiness.

Today's guest is Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s the author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

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In this episode we talk about:

How Kristin first got into meditation and why she was drawn to the practice of compassion How, paradoxically, self-compassion actually makes us less focused on ourselvesThe three components of self-compassionOne of the big blockers for men in practicing self-compassionWhat self-compassion is and isn’tHow research shows that self-compassion is a trainable skillWhether we actually need the internal cattle prod to get aheadBeing kind to yourself even when you notice prejudice coming up in your mind And how men and women deal with shame differently

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