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Dr. Kristin Neff on Self-Compassion, Autism, Relationships, Mental Health, Parenting & Burnout.

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Dr. Kristin Neff tells us:

✓ How Self-Compassion is Not a Selfish Act?

✓ How Self-Compassion Can be Supportive When Caring For an Autistic Person?

✓ How if We Are Avoiding our Problems, We Are Causing Ourselves Harm?

✓ What’s the Link Between Compassion and Setting Healthy Boundaries in Relationships?

✓ How Self-Compassion Can Act as Healing Tool for Mental Health?

✓ How to Have Compassion For Ourselves When We Experience Negative Emotions?

✓ The Importance of Trusting Our Intuition And Bodies When Living A Life Of More Self-Compassion And Self-Care?

✓ How Could Parents Best Teach and Model Self-Compassion for Their Children?

Kristin Neff, PhD is an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. She is the author of the groundbreaking book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.

Dr. Neff also co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her work has received extensive media coverage, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and Psychology Today.

Dr. Neff is a highly sought-after speaker, and she offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. She is also affiliated with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, which she co-founded with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer.

Learn more about self-compassion and Dr. Neff’s work at

This interview was conducted by Micheál O’Mathúna who is a Workshop Leader, Event Producer, Author and Podcast Host. He also conducts one-to-one coaching, group coaching and delivers transformative workshops in various areas of health and wellbeing.

He is also the founder of The Health Zone, which is an inspiring, motivational and educational platform to empower people to be healthier, happier, more authentic and realise their true potential in their lives.

You can find out more about Micheál O’Mathúna and The Health Zone here.

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