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Hi! My name is Marissa C. Knox. I earned a PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2020 studying self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff. In my recent projects, I supported 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. I have taught self-compassion programs to mental health professionals, educators, students, and parents of children with chronic and complex illnesses.

I believe self-compassion is at the root of revolutionary social change. When we remember our interconnected wholeness, and honor what is true, collective liberation is possible. I am a trained Mindful Self-Compassion™ (MSC) teacher, certified Embody Love Movement facilitator, and Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher.

Feel free to reach out with inquiries about workshops (online or in-person), 8-week MSC programs, and other offerings I provide. Currently based in Durham, NC.