Karen Bluth

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Karen Bluth, PhD , earned her doctoral degree in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee. She is currently part of the research faculty in the Program on Integrative Medicine in the School of Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on the roles that mindfulness and self-compassion play in promoting wellbeing in teens. Bluth was awarded a Francisco J. Varela research award from the Mind and Life Institute in 2012, which allowed her to explore the effects of a mindfulness intervention on adolescents' well-being through examining stress biomarkers. In spring, 2015, she was the recipient of an internal University of North Carolina grant to explore relationships among mindfulness, self-compassion, and emotional well-being in teens in grades 7-12.

In addition to her research, Bluth regularly teaches mindfulness and mindful self-compassion courses to both adults and teens in the Chapel Hill, NC area and regularly gives talks and leads workshops at universities and schools. In collaboration with Lorraine Hobbs, Bluth has adapted Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer's Mindful Self-Compassion program for an adolescent population. A former educator with eighteen years classroom experience, Bluth is currently associate editor of the academic journal, Mindfulness.

Foreword writer Kristin Neff, PhD , is currently associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade 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, released by William Morrow. In conjunction with her colleague Christopher Germer, she developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. Neff is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family's journey to Mongolia, where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.

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Self-Compassionate Teen

Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice
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Are you kind to everyone but yourself? This book will help you find the strength and courage to move beyond self-criticism and just beyou.

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