According to psychologist-researcher Kristin Neff, self-compassion consists of three components: self-kindness; recognizing our common humanity; and maintaining a balanced, mindful awareness. Essentiallyself-compassion is compassion turned inward.
How do we respond when things happen to us? With self-criticism, excessive guilt, and rumination? Or with acceptance and kindness?
In "Self Compassion: The New Science of Wellbeing," two psychologist discuss the evidence that being kind to onesel f enhances relationships, academic performance and emotional resilience. The discussion is open to all St. John's students, faculty and staff:
Thursday, April 11, 2–3:15 p.m. (Common Hour)
D'Angelo Center, Room 306, Queens Campus