The Strength of Self-Compassion: With Kristin Neff

The Strength of Self-Compassion: With Kristin Neff

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

What You'll Learn During “The Strength of Self-Compassion” with Kristin Neff

  • Discover mindful self-compassion as a crucial form of self-care
  • Learn about motivating yourself more effectively with kindness and encouragement, rather than criticism
  • Find out why the more compassionate you are towards yourself, the stronger you are
  • Hear about the latest surprising findings in the field of self-compassion
  • Learn the three components of self-compassion, and how they apply to your life

During our time together, we will also explore what it really means to have “strength” with your self-compassion. This involves taking action in the world for protecting, providing for, and motivating ourselves to alleviate our suffering. It means saying “no” to others who are hurting us – drawing our boundaries firmly. Or saying “no” to our own harmful behaviors, so that we can be safe and healthy.

It means giving ourselves what we genuinely need – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually – without subordinating our needs to those of others, so we can be authentic and fulfilled.

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About Your Illuminate Speaker – Kristin Neff

Kristen Neff - HeadshotThe Hospice of Santa Barbara illumunate Speaker Series features a new nationally-known speaker every other month. This month's presentation is with Kristen Neff, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research and is the author of the bestselling book, Self-Compassion and also Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

In her presentation, she will share the theory and research on self-compassion, which studies have increasingly shown to be powerfully associated with psychological wellbeing.

A short practice will be taught for use when needed in daily life.

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

Watch Kristin Neff's TedX Speech

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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 Kelly McGonigal, Richard Louv, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months. Hospice of Santa Barbara would like to give a special thanks to Natalie Orfalea Foundation and Lou Buglioli for sponsoring this event.

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:

Autocompasión y Cuidado Tema del próximo evento de la serie de oradores illuminate, presentación por Kristin Neff

La serie virtual de oradores illuminate de Hospice of Santa este 22 de junio de 6:00 a 7:00 pm PDT

Acompañe a Hospice of Santa Barbara este miércoles 22 de junio de 6:00 a 7:00 p. m. (PDT) para su próximo evento virtual de la serie de oradores, illuminate, con Kristin Neff: The Strength of Self-Compassion (El poder de la autocompasión).

Actualmente, Kristin Neff es profesora adjunta de Psicología Educativa en la Universidad de Texas en Austin. Es pionera en el campo de la investigación sobre la autocompasión y es autora del libro más vendido: Self-Compassion (Autocompasión). En su presentación, expondrá la teoría y la investigación sobre la autocompasión, cuyos estudios han demostrado cada vez más que está fuertemente relacionada con el bienestar psicológico. Se enseñará una breve técnica para poner en práctica en la vida cotidiana cuando sea necesario.

El evento es gratuito, pero es necesario inscribirse. Para inscribirse, ingrese aquí: https://spiritualgrowthevents.com/self-compassion

Fecha: miércoles 22 de junio

Hora: 6:00 a 7:00 p. m., PDT


Enlace para registrarse: https://spiritualgrowthevents.com/self-compassion


Jun 22 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 22 2022
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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