A portable friend to all readers... who need to learn that the Golden Rule works only if it's reversible: We must learn to treat ourselves as well as we wish to treat others. (Gloria Steinem)
This book and its courageous and compassionate author will become essential reading for all of us seeking inner peace and true, lasting happiness in our lives. Savor and enjoy! (Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight)
In this deeply personal, highly practical book, Kristin Neff moves the entire study of compassion forward. (Sharon Salzberg, author of Loving kindness and Real Happiness)
This is an important book. Following its advice can free readers from the chains of self-criticism and replace them with the wings of self-encouragement. (Steven Stosny, Ph.D., author of Love Without Hurt)
Brilliant! Self Compassion is a revolutionary new idea - a better idea - pioneered by the author, Kristin Neff, with profound implications for how to live our lives. (Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion)
Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind
About the Author
Kristin Neff PhD is an associate professor in human development at the University of Texas and has been researching and studying self compassion for the past decade. She published the first journal article that defined and examined self compassion. She also created the Self Compassion Scale, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. She gives lectures on self compasssion internationally and runs workshops.
She lives in Austin, Texas.