Leading researchers will gather on September 10 to spread a message: “Self-compassion is essential.”
the Global Compassion Gathering will feature a deep dive into self-compassion with Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering self-compassion researcher who conducted the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than 20 years ago. His latest book is Fierce self-pity.
The free event has been organized by the Compassionate Leadership Center, who wants to focus us inward. “It is not just the outer systems that require compassionate care, it is each and every one of us who can benefit from the inner workings of self-compassion to rest, restore, and return to wholeness.”
The meeting will be co-sponsored by the founder of the Center, Laura Berland, and Monica Worline, PhD, co-author of Arouse compassion at work and a researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Research and Education on Compassion and Altruism.
Berland notes that self-pity is often an overlooked concept. “Self-compassion is the foundation of our inner growth, a greater capacity for compassion for others, and the creation of a compassionate world where everyone thrives.”
“Especially during these chaotic times, the call for compassionate action is more urgent than ever.”
Worline and Neff, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, will share their latest research and insights on self-compassion.
The 75-minute free event will also provide virtual rooms for participants to practice and engage in small group conversations with like-minded compassion advocates from around the world.
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