We often don’t realize how our own inner dialogue makes it so difficult to change and grow as human beings. It is not our actual limitations, but what we tell ourselves or what we believe about ourselves that holds us back. This short talk will highlight how we might find ways of working compassionately with that voice of self-criticism that allows us to achieve our goals and make the change we wish to manifest in our lives. Drawing on the ground-breaking work of Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, and their program entitled Mindful Self-Compassion, this experiential presentation will open new perspectives on how we can treat ourselves as kindly as we treat our friends when we face difficulty, failure or disappointment.
Speaker : Dr. Steven Hickman is the Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, which is dedicated to disseminating the practice of self-compassion throughout the world. Dr. Hickman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSD Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Hickman’s area of specialty is the training of teachers of mindfulness and self-compassion and he founded the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute dedicated to providing professional training and certification in the full spectrum of mindfulness-based programs. He is married and has three young adult children, affording him ample opportunities to practice what he teaches.
Takeaways from this webinar
- Develop an understanding of the three components of self-compassion
- Experience basic self-compassion practice
- Explore the role of self-compassion in working through self-criticism to make behavior change
- Familiarize themselves with the Mindful Self-Compassion program
Who Should Attend
Anyone wishing to cultivate a more harmonious and productive relationship with themselves and their own feelings will find this presentation supportive. Professionals who help individuals make behavioral and emotional change will also find this brief presentation valuable for helping their clients or patients.