How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness
In this session, Dr. Kristin Neff illustrates the importance of self-compassion, from the individual, to business context, to use with military veterans. She explains the difference between motivation by self-compassion and self-esteem. Self-compassion is a caring, open, and learning stance towards oneself with a mindset of growth and resilience. There are several components of self-compassion and Dr. Neff provides research to debunk popular myths about self-compassion. Self-compassion can be a learned skill with practices and inquiry methods, to improve one’s performance and results.
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Dr. 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. She wrote the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," and co-created the program Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide.