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The Science of Self-Compassion – University of Calgary
August 9, 2018 @ 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