8:30 - 9:00
Registration and Check-In
9:00 - 10:30
The Science of Self-Compassion
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Mindfulness and Managing Difficult Emotions
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30
Loving-Kindness and Self-Compassionate Motivation
2:45 - 4:30
Compassion for Others, Caregiving, and Self-Appreciation
- Venue: International House, UC Berkeley campus
- Date: November 7, 2014
- Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Price: $125 - $149
Registration for the live webcast of this event has CLOSED. However, you can still register to attend in person.
This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It involves generating feelings of kindness and care toward ourselves as imperfect human beings, and learning to be present with greater ease during life's inevitable struggles. It is an antidote to harsh self-criticism, making us feel connected to others when we suffer, rather than feeling isolated and alienated. Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and better than other people; instead, they come from caring about ourselves and embracing our commonalities.
A large and growing body of research, much of it conducted by Dr. Neff, suggests that self-compassion reduces anxiety, makes us more resilient in the face of challenges, and improves overall our mental health.
Drawing on a decade of her trailblazing research, Dr. Neff will provide simple tools for giving ourselves the support we need whenever we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. She will provide an introductory overview of self-compassion, weaving together lecture, scientific research, video presentations, small group exercises, and discussion.
Her seminar will offer valuable resources for mental health professionals, but her emphasis on personal practice makes this seminar appropriate for the general public as well.