Kristin Neff PhD – The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion


Gentle and fierce – two sides of self-compassion that we all need now

A vast body of research shows that the skill of self-compassion can deeply calm and heal us. But there’s also a fierce “momma bear” side of self-compassion. And all of us – especially women – need it more than ever.

In the face of a threatening or unjust situation, have you ever kept silent because you didn’t want to rock the boat or make things worse? And then, did you wonder: “Next time, how can I become stronger and more effective?”

That’s the purpose of The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion. Kristin Neff, PhD, created this inspiring audio program to help you understand and build the two complementary aspects of this crucial skill:

The receptive Yin side self-compassion – how to soothe and comfort yourself when you’re in pain and rest in loving, connected presence when alone or with those you care about.

The active Yang side self-compassion – how to see the truth of a situation with courage, protect yourself, and stand strong with others in the face of hostility or harm.

In the years since Kristin Neff and her colleagues first identified the trait of self-compassion, weve learned that being kind to ourselves does not weaken us. In fact, just the opposite is true: It makes us more confident, grounded, and resilient amid crisis.

Through fascinating research, stories from Kristin’s own experiences as a mother and scientist, and key guided practices, you’ll learn how to cultivate the full spectrum of self-compassion – to support yourself and others when it matters the most.

Author: Kristin Neff PhD
Narrator: Kristin Neff PhD
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2009
Publisher: Sounds True
Language: English

User Review:

superintendent relevant

First, her use of insect types to reference organizing styles is so annoying that I dont even want to hear about butterflies, ladybugs, crickets, etc in any context any time soon.

Second, her advice is ridiculous. For example, the messy person (butterfly) who leaves everything out everywhere gets precedence. She declares that the beater person has to default to systems that are better for the messy person, always. This is ridiculous. Its also incredibly unfair to the tidy person.

Another example of her crazy advice: let the buttery (messy person who leaves there stuff everywhere) have a basket and get them to toss all their crap in there for the best person to put away for them everyday into its proper place.

Can you say hell know? ThT butterfly can become a specimen stuck into a display case with some straight pins before Im picking up his/her junk after them like a perpetual toddler or border collie. Hell, I could teach my border collie better than that.