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May 2018

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion

May 23

Kristin Neff will speak along with Chris Germer at Peking University, China’s top university, the evening before conducting a 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion intensive workshop. The talk will introduce the concept of self-compassion and describe the Mindful Self-Compassion program. It will describe research on the benefits of self-compassion and teach a few brief self-compassion practices. Both, the workshop and the lecture will be conducted in English and translated into Mandarin Chinese. So, both English and Chinese speaking audience are warmly welcome.

For English-speaking audience, please contact Joy at joy.xiaoyu.huang@gmail.com

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5-day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Beijng, China (In Mandarin)

May 24 - May 28

This offering is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC. All are welcome!

This 5 day MSC Intensive will be co-led by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer , and assisted by Certified MSC Teachers Hailan Guo and Joy Huang. A landmark event for MSC in China. On the evening of May 23, they will speak at Peking University, China’s top university.

For English-speaking audience, please contact Joy at joy.xiaoyu.huang@gmail.com

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June 2018

Talk: The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion Melbourne

June 22

Research suggests that self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of coping and resilience we have available to us. In times of struggle, self-compassion involves treating ourselves with the same care and concern we would normally show to a good friend – so that we are an inner ally rather than an inner enemy. It involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable challenges of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering. This talk will present theory and research on self-compassion, which a burgeoning empirical literature has shown to be strongly associated with psychological wellbeing. A brief self-compassion practice will also be taught that can be used in daily life. Sponsored by The Contemplary

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The Power of Self-Compassion half-day workshop Melbourne

June 23

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering. This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain but letting it in—and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation—are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism; and how to care for others without losing yourself. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion daylong workshop Sydney

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life.

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Keynote Happiness and Its Causes conference Sydney

June 25 @ 8:45 am

For years high self-esteem was seen to be the ultimate marker of psychological health. Although it’s problematic to judge yourself negatively, there are also problems with trying to judge yourself positively – narcissism, bullying, and unstable self-worth to name just a few. Self-compassion doesn’t involve judging yourself at all, it simply means relating to our imperfect selves with the same kindness, understanding and support we’d show to a good friend. Research supports that self-compassion is a healthier and more sustainable way to experience good feelings toward ourselves than self-esteem.

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July 2018

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, The Netherlands

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm

This offering is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC. All are welcome!

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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion daylong workshop, London, UK

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day workshop is relevant for the general public as well as mindfulness teachers and mental health professionals looking to learn more about the benefits of self-compassion.

Specific Learning Objective:s

  • Identify the three key components of self-compassion;
  • Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion;
  • Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life;
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism; and
  • Understand the role of self-compassion in caregiver fatigue.

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August 2018

The Science of Self-Compassion – University of Calgary

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend. Rather than making evaluations of ourselves as “good” or “bad,” self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease.

Led by Dr. Kristin Neff, associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, this talk will present theory and research on self-compassion, which empirical literature has shown to be powerfully associated with psychological wellbeing. Ways to increase self-compassion will also be discussed.

Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical study on self-compassion more than a decade and a half ago.

The University of Calgary

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5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive: Garrison, NY

August 12 - August 17
Garrison Institute, Route 9D at Glenclyffe
Garrison, NY 10524 United States

This offering is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC. All are welcome!

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