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Tag: Self-compassion

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Articles: How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

By Linda Graham | August 20, 2014

A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.


Articles: Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2014

Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.


Articles: Self-Compassionate Parents, Happier Teens

By Emily Nauman | June 9, 2014

A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.


Articles: Forgive Yourself, Save Your Relationship

By Juliana Breines | May 14, 2014

Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.


Articles: Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness

By Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014

New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.


Articles: Four Ways to Constructively Criticize Yourself

By Juliana Breines | January 9, 2014

Many people believe that being hard on themselves will make them better people, but research doesn't support this belief.


Articles: Just One Thing: Accept Difficulty

By Rick Hanson | December 10, 2013

Sometimes things are difficult—and we can make it worse by telling ourselves that "things shouldn't be this way." But Rick Hanson suggests an alternative.


Articles: How to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Failure

By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 5, 2013

According to the research on failure, students may need more than just grit to succeed.

Author and psychologist Kristin Neff explains how self-awareness can help us to identify and alleviate pain and distress within ourselves.

Videos and Podcasts: How Does Mindfulness Help Cultivate Self-Compassion?

By Kristin Neff | October 8, 2013

Author and psychologist Kristin Neff explains how self-awareness can help us to identify and alleviate pain and distress within ourselves.


Articles: Self-Compassion for Freshmen

By Bianca Lorenz | October 8, 2013

A recent study suggests that when new college students are kind to themselves, they're less likely to suffer from homesickness.


Articles: Why Teachers Need Social-Emotional Skills

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 13, 2013

By developing social-emotional skills, teachers can rediscover the joy of teaching.


Articles: Compassion for the Tested

By Vicki Zakrzewski | March 26, 2013

School-testing season is here—and a little compassion can go a long way in relieving the stress for all involved.


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By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 15, 2012

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Articles: The Healthy Way to Forgive Yourself

By Juliana Breines | August 23, 2012

Self-forgiveness is critical to well-being—but it has a dark side. Here are four steps to healthy self-forgiveness, based on recent research.


Articles: Just One Thing: Hush the Inner Critic

By Rick Hanson | August 22, 2012

Messing up is easy, says Rick Hanson. But forgiving yourself takes practice.


Articles: Just One Thing: Minimize Painful Experiences

By Rick Hanson | July 24, 2012

There is a place for painful experiences. But Rick Hanson explains how to minimize the harm they can do to our mental and physical health.

William Morrow, 2011.

Articles: Stress and Self-Compassion

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 28, 2012

Stress is the problem, says Robert Sapolsky. Is Kristin Neff's idea of self-compassion the solution?

Kristin Neff

Articles: The Power of Self-Compassion

By Jason Marsh | March 14, 2012

Kristin Neff discusses how self-compassion differs from self-esteem, why self-compassion can be hard for Americans, and the transformative effect it had on her own life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.

The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion explains why it’s OK to accept your faults and be kind to yourself.

Videos and Podcasts: Kristin Neff on the Power of Self-Compassion

By The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | March 13, 2012

The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion explains why it’s OK to accept your faults and be kind to yourself.


Raising Happiness: Is Marital Bliss Sexist?

By Christine Carter | March 3, 2012

A brief Q&A with myself.


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