Date: June 27, 2020; 10:00am - 5:00pm. Livestream registration open until July 6, 2020. Sliding Scale: $30 - 108. Code KN1L20. Livestream access: 3 months after the program. In-person option: here.
Date: June 27, 2020; 10:00am – 5:00pm. Livestream registration open until July 6, 2020.
Sliding Scale: $30 – 108. Code KN1L20.
Livestream access: 3 months after the program.
In-person option: here.
Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly as we would a good friend we cared about. This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a compassionate way whenever we experience painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in—and responding with compassion—are essential steps toward a happier, more fulfilling life. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease, motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism, and help prevent caregiver burnout. Appropriate for professionals and non-professionals alike.
This program will be video and audio recorded for an online audience. By attending, you consent to being videotaped and included in the program recording.
Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.
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Kristin Neff, PhD
Kristin Neff, PhD
Kristin Neff is currently an 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 fifteen years 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 Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook is now available by Guilford, as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. For more information on self-compassion, including a self-compassion test, research articles, practices, and Dr. Neff's teaching schedule, go to www.self-compassion.org.