Harper Wave Books: Unexpected Perspectives on Mind, Body, and Soul

Meet the Author: Kristin Neff

Author Bio and Details

Author Photo

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost twenty years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. In June 2021, she will publish Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

For more information on self-compassion, including a self-compassion test, research articles, practices, and Dr. Neff's teaching schedule, go to www.self-compassion.org.

Books by Kristin Neff

Fierce Self-Compassion

How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive

Book cover image: Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive

One of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff takes her research a step further to show how the softer side of self-compassion can be strengthened with fierce self-compassion which teaches us how we can garner the courage and resilience necessary to boldly stand up for ourselves while leading with grace and kindness.  More »

Self-Compassion

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Book cover image: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

In this "transformative read" (Brené Brown), Dr. Kristin Neff offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.  More »