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September 2015

The Art and Science of Compassion, Mindfulness, Gratitude and Forgiveness, Big Sur, CA – SOLD OUT

September 6, 2015 - September 11, 2015

With Kristin Neff (Monday afternoon), Byron Katie, Daniel Siegel,
Dacher Keltner, Fred Luskin, and Shauna Shapiro

This workshop will bring together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. . Weaving together ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience, the group will explore the transformative effects of a diverse array of meditative and contemplative practices, including mindfulness meditation, compassion, gratitude and forgiveness practices, mindful yoga, and other experiential exercises.

Sponsored by the Greater Good Science Center

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Portland, OR – Only a few spaces left!

September 10, 2015 - September 11, 2015
Unnamed Venue Portland, OR + Google Map

With Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by FACES Conferences

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Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, Austin, TX

September 26, 2015
Unnamed Venue Austin, TX + Google Map

This one-day workshop will provide tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we feel feel inadequate or experience painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by Austin in Connection

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October 2015

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Los Angeles, CA

October 1, 2015 - October 2, 2015
Unnamed Venue Los Angeles, CA + Google Map

With Kristin Neff and Michelle Becker

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals. (Note that this two-day workshop does not fulfill the pre-requisite for MSC teacher training.)

Sponsored by Insight LA

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Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, Marin, CA

October 3, 2015
Unnamed Venue Marin, CA + Google Map

This one-day workshop will provide tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we feel inadequate or experience painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by Spirit Rock

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Texas Conference for Women

October 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dr. Kristin Neff will be part of a panel discussion titled "Optimize Your Stress and Improve Your Wellbeing." There’s no getting around it – in our 24/7 world, stress is something that all of us live with daily. But, how we perceive and respond to stress varies and it’s this reaction that affects our physical and emotional health. Experts will share their tools and insights for how to manage stress, enhance resiliency and access innate well-being through nutrition, self-compassion, mindfulness and preventative self-care. Prepare to leave with renewed clarity and fresh resources to help you live a better and more balanced life.

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Public Talk Amherst College, MA

October 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. Neff will give a 90 minutes presentation on "The Science of Self-Compassion." For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health. More recently, however, researchers have identified several downsides to the pursuit of self-esteem such as narcissism, ego-defensiveness, social comparisons, and the contingency and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides. Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend we cared about. Rather than making global 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. 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 powerfully associated with psychological wellbeing. It will distinguish self-compassion from self-esteem, and discuss research indicating that self-compassion is a more powerful and effective motivational tool than self-criticism. A brief self-compassion practice will also be taught that can be used in daily life.

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Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, Ann Arbor, MI

October 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015
Unnamed Venue Ann Arbor, MI + Google Map

This one-day workshop will provide tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we feel inadequate or are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by the Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education

Optional additional half-day on Oct. 24th

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November 2015

Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, Houston, TX

November 7, 2015
Unnamed Venue Houston, TX + Google Map

This one-day workshop will provide tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we feel inadequate or experience painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by the Jung Center

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Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, San Francisco, CA

November 21, 2015
Unnamed Venue San Francisco, CA + Google Map

This one-day workshop will provide tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we feel inadequate or experience painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by the California Institute for Integral Studies

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