Turning the lens of compassion inward

A WorkWell podcast with Kristin Neff

Being kind, warm, supportive to yourself

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We all make mistakes and when we do, we're often quick to criticize ourselves. But self-criticism can take a toll on our mental and emotional health. There's a better way to respond to personal setbacks. It's called self-compassion, and with practice, anyone can learn to cultivate it in their daily lives.

On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Kristin Neff, associate professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin and author of “Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself”, about the components of self-compassion - mindfulness, kindness and sense of humanity - benefits of self-compassion, and how to develop it within yourself.

Employees who are more self-compassionate are able to deal with stress more effectively, are more satisfied with their job and stick with it even if it gets hard, are motivated when they fail, keep trying, have more grit, etc.

– Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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On the WorkWell podcast series, we talk about all things well-being. Stay up-to-date with the latest health and wellness trends and discover tips and tricks along the way with host Jen Fisher, Deloitte chief well-being officer. Subscribe today and learn ways to enrich your own well-being, improve work-life balance, and create a culture of wellness at work. Each podcast is designed to help you better understand–and more importantly—embed well-being into your life and work!

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