The Importance of Self-Compassion

Dr. Kristin Neff is an associate professor and researcher at University of Texas at Austin. She developed self-compassion as a construct and is the leading researcher on the topic. It’s been found to improve a person’s self-worth, happiness, and well-being. She also has a son who has autism which is what initially drew me to her work. She knows the joys and challenges of raising a child with autism and how self-compassion can help both the child and the parent’s overall well-being. Self-compassion is the act of being kind to…

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The DIR/Floortime Journey

I am a Floortime Player Family Consultant, and have been working with Real Connections for about four years. I am currently completing my pre-doctoral residency in Texas in order to complete my clinical psychology doctorate. I am pleased to have the opportunity to blog on the Real Connections website in order to share some of the lessons that I have learned along the way. The names of the client and mother described below have been changed for purposes of confidentiality. Monica, a mom that I have had the pleasure of…

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