The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience
March 23, 2012, 9 am-4:30 pm
International House, UC Berkeley Campus
This day-long seminar and live webcast will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion and reducing stress, led by Dr. Kristin Neff.
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It involves generating feelings of kindness and care toward ourselves as imperfect human beings, and learning to be present with greater ease during life’s inevitable struggles. It is an antidote to harsh self-criticism, making us feel connected to others when we suffer, rather than feeling isolated and alienated. Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and better than other people; instead, they come from caring about ourselves and embracing our commonalities.
This event will be webcast live! Attend in-person or online.