Many of us have come to believe that being too kind to ourselves will make us weak or self-indulgent—and that we need to be tough on ourselves to reach our goals. In fact, over a decade of research shows that mindful self-compassion makes us stronger, not weaker. With this in-depth live audio program, you'll join two pioneers in the fields of mindfulness and self-compassion to explore the latest research on the benefits of these complementary skills, how kind awareness transforms our present moment experiences, and a wealth of guided practices to shift our deep emotional and cognitive responses from self-defeating to more capable, courageous, loving, and resilient.
About the Author:
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Self-Compassion (Morrow, 2011). She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1997, and has co-created a program on Mindful Self-Compassion with her associate Chris Germer at Harvard University. She and her family were featured in the recent documentary The Horse Boy.
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. With 20 years of meditation experience studying in Thailand, Nepal, and the West, Dr. Shapiro brings an embodied sense of mindfulness to her scientific work. She has published over 150 journal articles and chapters, and coauthored the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education, as well as a Contemplative Practice Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to present her work to the King of Thailand; the Danish government; the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China; and Fortune 100 Companies including Cisco Systems, Genentech, and Google. Her work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, The Dr. Oz Show, HuffPost, Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist. Learn more at drshaunashapiro.com.