Please note: this session is included in the Full Conference Package.
ABOUT THE SESSION
“Compassion isn’t just hearts and flowers. It is empirically proven practice.” Keynote presenter Kristin Neff is joining us to share on ways to experience Conscious Compassionate Living in the past, present and future. Our society can teach and reinforce that self-compassion is the enemy of productivity; that to be kind to ourselves is to invite complacency. Dr. Kristin Neff says, in fact, the opposite is true. A pioneer in the field of inner strength training and compassion, Neff is the first person to empirically study the concepts and create a simple, actionable guide proven to increase motivation, boost resilience and improve mental health. As we emerge from the pandemic, when burnout is threatening the happiness, and productivity of us all, she shows us why we need compassion for oneself and others more than ever. Using solid research, personal anecdotes, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff can help us understand how to rewrite our own destructive scripts so we can be healthier, happier, and more productive. Dr. Neff will share compassion practices such as affectionate breathing, the compassionate friend visualization and tips on caring for others without losing yourself.
“A transformative read.” Brene Brown said about Dr. Kristin Neff’s first book
Dr. Kristin Neff
Kristin Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion – a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. Kristin is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct almost 20 years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, and in June 2021 she will be releasing her new book Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive.
In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. She is also co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Monday, October 3, 2022 | Virtual | 6:30 pm EST
This livestreamed event is a part of the 2022 Unity Eastern Region Virtual Fall Conference, but open to all that wish to attend.
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