Kristin Neff: The Three Components of Self-Compassion

The world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program explains the core features of self-compassion.

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself (William Morrow, 2011) and co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (Guilford, 2018).

Neff, Kristin. “Kristin Neff: Profile.” Greater Good, 2019,

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 I chose this video because self-compassion is something that is often overlooked, and more difficult than one would think. Breaking it down into three components makes it not only easier to understand, but obtainable as well.