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Marissa C. Knox, PhD is a teacher, researcher, and writer focused on cultivating holistic wellbeing and resilience through self-compassion, mindfulness, and connecting to nature. She believes the relationship we have with ourselves is at the root of collective transformation and social change.
In her work as a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, certified Embody Love Movement facilitator, and Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher, Marissa supports others to embody their values, remember their wholeness, and live with integrity. Marissa has facilitated self-compassion programs for educators, students, therapists, healthcare professionals, and parents. She also helped adapt the curriculum for the Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program. Marissa is currently teaching a course called Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Self at the University of Texas at Austin.