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International Online Conference on:
How Might We Build a
Culture of Empathy and Compassion?
Sub Conference: Sub Conference: Self
Empathy and Self Compassion
How to foster self-empathy and self-compassion
Kristin Neff: How to Build a Culture of
Self-Empathy & Self-Compassion
Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor in
Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Department,
University of Texas at Austin. During Kristin’s last year of graduate
school in 1997 she became interested in Buddhism, and has been practicing
meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her
post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion
– a central construct in Buddhist
psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. Kristin is
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.
and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem
and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and
Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for
dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting,
weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living."