Self-Compassion Versus Self-Esteem

Self-Compassion versus Self-Esteem

What's the difference between self-compassion and self-esteem?

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., a leading expert on the subject of self-compassion, spoke about the differences between self-compassion and self-esteem during a TEDx Talk. Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of enhancing self-compassion, as well as the reasons that it is healthier to focus on developing self-compassion rather than self-esteem. This topic has many implications for how we approach our relationships with ourselves, as well as our approach to parenting and the messages our society chooses to communicate to children in schools, sports, and other arenas.


For more information about self-compassion--including research on the benefits of self-compassion and exercises to practice self-compassion--visit Dr. Kristin Neff's website by clicking HERE.