Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988).

She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1997), studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning.

She then spent two years of post-doctoral study with Dr. Susan Harter at Denver University, studying issues of authenticity and self-concept development. Her current position at the University of Texas at Austin started in 1999, and she was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006.


Kristin Neff’s Mindfulness Meditations

In this self-compassion break exercise, Kristin Neff teaches us how to take a moment to offer ourselves compassion in the middle of a hectic day. Our tendency (when it comes to our mindfulness practice) is to develop compassion for others. But, are we developing enough compassion for ourselves?

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Kristin Neff leads a guided meditation Noting Your Emotions. It’s a practice of noting whatever arises in the experience. First, get into a position where you can be relaxed and alert.

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Kristin Neff leads a meditation called the Compassionate Body Scan. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. Start with getting in touch with your body.

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In this guided meditation, Kristin Neff walks us through the practice of affectionate breathing as a means of developing compassion for ourselves. Self-compassion is an incredibly important part of living a mindful life.

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