Encore: EP 37:ThePowerful habit of Compassion: SelfHelp Guru:Dr. Neff
September 2, 2022
Hosted by Lady Fuller
Join Best Selling Author Dr. Kristin Neff as we discuss the habit of how we talk to ourselves - with compassion rather than criticism and HOW we can talk to ourselves to be our own best friends. Dr. Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion – a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. Kristin is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct almost 20 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, and in June 2021 she will be releasing her new book Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive. 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 as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. She is also co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Habits for Happiness
Friday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
I strongly believe that the path to Happiness is paved with Healthy Habits, and that we are always “In Choice” and have agency over our wellbeing and happiness. This idea is contrary to what most of us are taught. Most of us grow up believeing that the shiny object is out there in the external world and thus, we spend our whole lives reaching for it. The irony is that all along what we are searching for is right there inside of us. In short, we are homesick for ourselves.
How do we access that place inside? Through Habit Change. I want to offer you free, easy, and simple steps to take control of your life, mood and well-being during this immense time of transition. Habits for Happiness is broadcast live every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
“As a trained master Life and Habit Coach, I am one of the only people in my field who touts daily habits as the best path to happiness. I often resonate with people who are logical thinkers, and even skeptical about the idea of happiness. My intention is to let listeners know that our ability to find happiness is inside of us and only we have agency to expand it.”
Lady Fuller is the head of Happiness MBA and lives in Woody Creek, Colorado. When she is not rock climbing, reading or writing, she is working on one of her small businesses. Lady is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the retail and events services industry. She is skilled in coaching, personal development, incentive travel, coaching, retail, and sales management. She also speaks and works as a Suicide Prevention Advocate. Lady is also passionate about the environment and getting people out of their heads and into their hearts. Lady’s other qualifications include holding a Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher certification, Yoga Alliance 300-hour Yoga Psychology training, a Health and Life Coach certification from Health Coach Institute, International Coaching Foundation Certified, Dynamic Public Speaking Specialization from UW, and MBA from the USF.