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Glenbard Parent Series webinar to explore power of self-compassion

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.

Visit for the link to the webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or to submit a question in advance, email

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.”

For information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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