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Marissa C. Knox, PhD is a teacher, researcher, and writer focused on cultivating holistic wellbeing and resilience through self-compassion, mindfulness, and connecting to nature. She believes the relationship we have with ourselves is at the root of collective transformation and social change.

In her work as a Mindful Self-Compassion™ teacher, certified Embody Love Movement facilitator, and Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher, Marissa supports others to embody their values, remember their interconnected wholeness, and live with integrity. Through breath and embodiment work, reflective writing, and contemplative practices, Marissa guides students and clients toward the grace and possibility already and always available within.

Marissa has facilitated self-compassion programs for educators, students, therapists, healthcare professionals, and parents, and enjoys supporting groups and individuals in applying these skills to their unique contexts.

Marissa has facilitated self-compassion programs for educators, students, therapists, healthcare professionals, and parents, and enjoys supporting groups and individuals in applying these skills to their unique contexts. She contributed to the adaptation of a brief self-compassion curriculum for healthcare professionals (Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities) and implemented interventions to reduce their stress and improve coping. 

Currently, Marissa is currently teaching a course called Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Self at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Feel free to reach out to Marissa with inquiries about talks, workshops, Mindful Self-Compassion programs, and other offerings.

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