Karen Bluth

Lecturer, Resiliency Graduate Program


Dr. Karen Bluth is Assistant Professor, and Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the roles that self-compassion and mindfulness play in promoting well-being in youth. She is co-creator of the curriculum Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens, and author of the forthcoming book "The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are" (New Harbinger Publishers). As a mindfulness practitioner for almost 40 years, a mindfulness teacher, and a lifelong educator with 18 years of classroom experience, Dr. Bluth frequently gives talks, conducts workshops, and teaches classes in self-compassion and mindfulness in educational settings and in the community.