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Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first to operationally define and measure the construct over 15 years ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she co-created the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and co-founded the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion with her colleague Chris Germer. Kristin wrote the bestselling book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, published by William Morrow in 2011. She co-authored two books on MSC with Chris Germer: The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (2018) and Teaching Mindful Self-Compassion Program (2019), both published by Guilford. She is currently writing a book called Fierce Self-Compassion, to be published by Harper Wave in 2021. Kristin has a popular Ted-X talk on self-compassion with almost 1.5 million views, and is regularly featured in the media. Her website, which contains videos, guided practices, a way to test your self-compassion levels and hundreds of research articles is:

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