Professional Training: Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience

07 December 2013 08:30 AM till 01:00 PM

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Event Description

Professional Training: Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience: For Individuals Working with Children and Parents


Saturday, December 7, 2013


For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health.  However, research psychologists have identified several downsides to the endless pursuit of self-esteem such as constant social comparisons, and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering all the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides. Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering. 


This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in—and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation—are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers.  This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.


Continuing Education Credits


CCFW will offer the following types of Continuing Education Credits: 



Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, in order to receive those credits, you MUST attend the course in its entirety. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds and/or partial credit for individuals who are unable to attend the full session. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


About Kristin Neff



Kristin Neff, PhD, received her doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion," released by William Morrow in 2011.  Kristin’s work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.  She offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide, and has developed an eight-week program to help people learn to be more self-compassionate in daily life.  Information on self-compassion - including videos, guided meditations, exercises, research articles, and a way to test your own self-compassion level – is available at Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy (, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 1 week prior to the event (11/30/13), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within the week leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee.

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07 December 2013

8:30 AM

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Center for Child & Family Well-being
3903 Brooklyn Ave NE
United States

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University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being
The Center for Child and Family Well-being promotes the positive development and well-being of children and families by building multi-disciplinary research programs, translating research findings for application, and sharing knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.


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