80: The life-changing power of being kind to yourself with Kristin Neff
Today’s guest is a huge inspiration of mine and her research has been incredibly influential for my work. I mention her throughout my book so to have Kristin Neff as a guest on the show is a true honour.
Kristin Neff has pioneered the field of self-compassion research for almost 20 years. She has developed a training program called Mindful Self-Compassion and authored best-selling books such as Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Her work has changed millions of lives and has proven that being kind to ourselves can improve our health, relationships and set us up for a truly successful life. In today’s interview, we dive in to her latest book, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive and unlock Kirsten’s learnings around the power behind self-compassion.
We talk about the benefits of self-compassion and how we need to develop both its fierce and tender side. We discuss how women have been discouraged from developing their fierceness as part of their true nature and how Kristin encourages women to reclaim the powerful side of kindness in order to find lasting happiness and bring about social change.
I know it can be the hardest thing to be kind to ourselves, and we can get easily caught up in our inner critic telling us all the things we should be worried about but Kristin’s work shows us how dialling down that voice and turning up the volume of compassionate thoughts can be truly life-changing. It’s a skill we all need to learn and Kristin shows us how.
Find Kristin Neff:
Buy her brand new book here: Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Use Self-Compassion to Stand Up, Claim their Power, and Speak the Truth
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