Self-Compassion: Caring for Others Without Losing Yourself
London, ON, Canada
The Be Well Speaker Series aims to build on the intentions set and conversations started at the Only One You conference in October 2022, inviting you to continue investing in your most precious resource: YOU!
This event is made possible by funding from the Province of Ontario, City of London, and Middlesex County.
Our first instinct when we fail, suffer, or feel inadequate may be to criticize or to judge ourselves—but there is a better way to get through life's hardships. A way that enables us to achieve our highest potential and lead more contented, fulfilling lives. And that's through self-compassion. Join us for a very special virtual opportunity with Dr Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
A pioneer in the field of inner strength training and self-compassion, Dr 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, success, and productivity of us all, she will share why we need self-compassion now more than ever.
In this session, Dr Neff will walk us through practices designed to increase motivation, foster grit and growth mindset, and rebound from failure, all through the cultivation of self-compassion.
Dr. Neff is an Insight Meditation practitioner and an associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review, among others, and her TEDx talk has been viewed over 1.7 million times. Dr Neff is the author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive.
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