Topic: Kristin neff

Happy Valentine's Day to Me?

Feb. 8, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day to Me?

One of the best ways to keep the love fires burning is first to be kinder to yourself, says education researcher Kristin Neff. Sounds like a win-win! Read more.

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People with Self-Compassion Make Better Relationship Partners

Oct. 8, 2012

Practicing self-compassion not only makes individuals healthier and happier but also is a good predictor of healthy romantic relationships, according to a new study by University of Texas at Austin educational psychologists Kristin Neff and Tasha Beretvas.

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University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

Aug. 1, 2012

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children's mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.

 

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Leading Expert Releases Groundbreaking Book on Self Kindness, Mindfulness

April 19, 2011

The leading international expert on self-compassion, University of Texas at Austin educational psychologist Kristin Neff, has released a new book on how to reduce insecurity, anxiety and self-criticism and be kinder to yourself.

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Educational psychologist says practicing self-compassion can relieve stress, improve relationships

Nov. 3, 2008

Try a Little Tenderness: This can be a touchy subject, especially for parents, but recent research cautions there's such a thing as too much self-esteem. Many child-rearing books now tentatively suggest it's not necessary for parents to lavish "good job, good job" on their five-year-old when he blows his nose on his sleeve. As it turns out, criminals, bullies and bigots often have high self-esteem.

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