Kristin Neff, PhD
A 5 min self-love break,
Why Self-Compassion Is a More Reliable Friend than Self-Esteem
Dr. Kristin Neff conducted the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago, and is author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. “For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health,” teaches Kristin. “More recently, however, researchers have identified several downsides to the pursuit of self-esteem such as narcissism, ego-defensiveness, social comparisons, and the contingency and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides.” In this talk, Kristin will present theory and research on self-compassion, which empirical literature has shown to be powerfully associated with psychological well-being, and will also present evidence that self-compassion provides a more stable sense of self-worth than the old model of self-esteem. Join her to discover:
How does self-compassion differ from self-esteem?
How we can generate kindness towards ourselves as imperfect humans
Research on the mental health benefits of self-compassion compared to self-esteem
Why self-compassion is a more stable friend for helping us through life’s struggles