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Marissa C. Knox, PhD is a teacher, researcher, and writer focused on cultivating holistic well-being 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 teaching and facilitation, Marissa supports others to embody their values and ethics, remember their interconnected wholeness, and live with integrity. Through breath and embodiment work, reflective writing, and contemplative practices rooted in wisdom traditions, 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. She contributed to the adaptation of a brief self-compassion curriculum for healthcare professionals (Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities) and has implemented interventions to reduce their stress and improve coping. 

Currently, Marissa teaches a course called Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Self at The University of Texas at Austin. She also teaches a course called Applications of Mindfulness and Compassion at Purdue University.

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