GLEN ELLYN – The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “Self-Compassion: A Path to Better Parenting,” with Kristin Neff, at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, via Zoom.
Our first instinct when we fail, suffer or feel inadequate may be to criticize or judge ourselves, but there is a better way to get through life’s hardships, and that is through self-compassion, Neff said in a news release. It cites research showing that people who are self-compassionate lead healthier, happier and more productive lives than those who are self-critical, and also have the resilience needed to cope with traumatic or stressful life events.
In the webinar, Neff will discuss practices designed to increase motivation, foster grit and a growth mindset, and help people rebound from failure – all through the cultivation of self-compassion.
Neff is a researcher, author and pioneer in the field of inner-strength training and self-compassion, the release stated. She is an insight meditation practitioner, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is the co-developer of a training program called Mindful Self-Compassion and co-author of “The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook,” as well as “Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals.”
Source: The Daily Chronicle