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October 2017

Shift Your Thinking Summit

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kristin will be giving a talk about how self-compassion can help deal with the stress of parenting.

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April 2018

Featured Presentation at the Jung Center’s 60th Anniversary Spring Benefit

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States

honoring LYNN H. BAIRD and MARY C. WOLFF chairs PHYLLIS CHILDRESS | ANNE LAMKIN KINDER | SUSAN LAWHON PADON | PINKIE SEARLS 6:00 pm | Underwriters Reception with Kristin Neff 6:30 pm | General Reception 7:30 pm | Dinner and Program Location: River Oaks Country Club 1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019

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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

For Chinese-speaking audience:

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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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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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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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September 2018

Conversation on Self-Compassion San Francisco

September 21

When we feel compassion for ourselves and others, we realize that suffering, failure, and imperfection are part of the shared human experience. Leading with self-compassion is the first step toward creating a kinder world. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you show yourself kindness and understanding when confronted with personal failings—after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

After decades of research, Kristin Neff is an expert on the positive impacts the practice of self-compassion can have on ourselves and our society. Join Kristin to learn more about her research, her life, and how self-compassion can make our world a better place.

Sponsored by California Institute for Integral Studies

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October 2018

The Power of Self-Compassion, Miami

October 11

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 lecture will present theory and research on self-compassion, which a burgeoning empirical literature has shown to be strongly associated with psychological wellbeing. Time will be available for questions at the end of this one-hour lecture.

Sponsored by the University of Miami

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Compassion in Connection Conference, Rhinebeck, NY

October 26 - October 28

The conference includes presentations about the five empirically supported compassion training programs, a panel discussion on working with specific communities of need and the variations they may require compassion meditation sessions, and more. Professionals can explore different programs and learn what each has to offer. Nonprofessionals can learn more about the field of compassion training, immersing themselves in the breadth and depth of this discipline. Everyone can gain information, new insights, and connections. CE hours available.

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Compassion Research and Next Steps, Rhinebeck NY

October 28

In October there will be a landmark conference on Omega that brings together the five major empirically supported intervention approaches for teaching compassion – Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassion Cultivation Training, Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training.

Objectives:

• Explore current research on the link between compassion and well-being
• Explore the relationship between compassion and self-compassion
• Explore the most current research on teaching compassion

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