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October 2016

Keynote at the Changing the Odds Conference

October 6, 2016

Join me and other speakers - including Brene Brown, Richard Davidson, Daniele Goldeman, Matthieu Ricard, and Dacher Keltner - at this year's Changing the Odds conference titled Compassion: Brain Changer. This will be a unique and dynamic event exploring how essential social emotional health habits, like mindfulness, gratitude and kindness, rewire the brain to increase compassion.

Sponsored by the Momentous Institute.

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February 2017

On Self-Compassion: A Conversation, San Francisco, CA

February 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Kristin Neff is joined in conversation by practicing clinical psychologist and CIIS Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Klein. This is a special opportunity to learn more about Kristin's life, work, and explorations of the power found in generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans.

Sponsored by the California Institute for Integral Studies.

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March 2017

Talk at the Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference, Los Angeles

March 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Art And Science of Self Compassion Kristin Neff, PhD

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.

About the Conference
The Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference will offer an in-depth scholarly, practical, and immersive gathering in which we will explore the nature of the human mind, the experience of consciousness, and how the influence of our social brain’s influence on our connections with others, and with our selves.

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May 2017

Embodying Self-Compassion, New York City

May 19, 2017

Kristin will be giving a talk on Embodying Self-Compassion at the Eileen Fisher Lifework Lab conference called Body Wisdom: Waking Up to What the Body Knows, featuring Zuleikha, Kristin Neff, and Tami Simon

We spend most of our time living in our heads.

It’s natural to think it’s our best — or only — source
 of information. But as a result, we miss out on vast amounts of wisdom, intuition, creativity, and brilliance — all accessible from our bodies. Most of us never learned how to read the body’s subtle signs. We weren’t taught how to slow down and listen to what our bodies are telling us. So we shut down, tense up, and stress out.

It’s time to change all that. Our well-being depends on it! Let’s learn the language of our bodies and train ourselves to recognize and pay attention to the cues and messages they are always sending. Let’s discover what happens when we tune in to our body sensations and access what we know from the inside out.

Sponsored by Eileen Fisher Learning Lab

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June 2017

Keynote at the Conference on Emotions, Austin, TX

June 3, 2017

The purpose of this conference is to facilitate conversations and exchanges of knowledge from a wide range of perspectives regarding the experience of emotions and the role they play in physical, mental, spiritual, and relational well-being, as well as in creative expression.

Sponsored by the Center for Heart-Mind Coherence.

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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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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