A Conversation with Kelly McGonigal

A Conversation with Kelly McGonigal – Moderated by NPR Host Jonathan Bastian

As we all know, people are reeling from this world-wide crisis emotionally, socially, and economically. People have shared a variety of intense feelings they are experiencing during this time, among them:

  • Fear
  • Deep sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Uncertainty over the present and what the future holds
  • Vulnerability
  • Despair
  • Anger
  • Hopelessness

“We are very excited to have Dr. Kelly McGonigal and Jonathan Bastian be a part of our illuminate series,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “We hope you join us for this one of a kind conversation.”

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About Your Illuminate Speaker – Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal - HeadshotDr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities.

This event will not be recorded, so make sure to watch live!

Her TED talk on stress is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks. Watch it here:

About Your Moderator – NPR Host Jonathan Bastian

Jonathan Bastian - HeadshotJonathan Bastian is an award-winning public radio host.

Prior to KCRW, he worked for Louisville's NPR station (WFPL), and also created and hosted a weekly TV program that aired on PBS stations across six states.

He has interviewed numerous influential writers, thinkers and policy makers, including Salman Rushdie, Congressman John Lewis, Jared Diamond, Michael Chabon, Oliver Sacks, Barbara Kingsolver, and many others.

His work has aired nationally on NPR's All Things Considered and been published on the NPR website.

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About The Illuminate Speaker Series

The illuminate Speaker Series is a free virtual series of renowned speakers who address the feelings and questions that accompany our challenging time – speakers that will inspire, educate, encourage deeper inquiry and action, create community discussion, and help bring people closer together.

Hospice of Santa Barbara created the free illuminate Speaker Series to address the feelings of anxiety, grief, and uncertainty that we are all experiencing.

The series continues through 2022 with KRichard Louv, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months.

Past speakers of the series, include Roshi Joan Halifax, Frank Ostaseski, Katy Butler, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. BJ Miller, Dr. Sunita Puri, Jenée Johnson, Daniel Goleman, Nora McInerny, Pico Iyer Amanda Kloots and Kristin Neff.

About Your Host – Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness.

Hospice of Santa Barbara also provides counseling in their offices and on fifteen local junior and high school campuses to children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Spanish Translation:

Acompañe a Hospice of Santa Barbara este miércoles 24 de agosto de 6 a 7 p. m., horario de verano del Pacífico para su proximo evento de la serie de oradores illuminate Una conversación con la Dra. Kelly McGonigal.

La Dra. Kelly McGonigal presentará Una conversación con la Dra. Kelly McGonigal el miércoles 24 de agosto de 2022. La conversación será moderada por el famoso locutor de NPR, Jonathan Bastian. Este evento es gratis, pero se requiere registración.

La Dra. Kelly McGonigal es psicóloga de la salud y profesora de la Escuela de Postgrado de Negocios de la Universidad de Stanford. Como pionera en el campo de la “ayuda científica”, su misión es traducir los conocimientos de la psicología y la neurociencia en estrategias prácticas para apoyar el bienestar personal y fortalecer las comunidades. Su charla TED sobre el estrés es una de las diez charlas TED más vistas, con más de 13 millones de visualizaciones. Para ver el video, visite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU&vl=en
Este evento es gratis, pero se requiere registración. Para registrarse, visite https://spiritualgrowthevents.com/kelly-mcgonigal-illumunate

Fecha: miércoles 24 de agosto de 2022
Hora: 6:00 a 7:00 p. m., PDT
Enlace para registrarse: Click here.


Aug 24 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 24 2022
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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