According to psychologist-researcher Kristin
Neff, self-compassion consists of three components:
self-kindness; recognizing our common humanity; and maintaining a
balanced, mindful awareness. Essentiallyself-compassion is
compassion turned inward.
How do we respond when things happen to us? With
self-criticism, excessive guilt, and rumination? Or with acceptance
"Self Compassion: The New Science of Wellbeing," two
psychologist discuss the evidence that being kind to onesel f
enhances relationships, academic performance and emotional
resilience. The discussion is open to all St. John's students,
faculty and staff:
Thursday, April 11, 2–3:15 p.m. (Common
D'Angelo Center, Room 306, Queens Campus
The evidence will be presented by Christopher
K. Germer, Ph.D., Clinical Instructor in Psychology at
Harvard Medical School,
and,Kristin D. Neff, Ph.D., Associate
Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at
A clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Germer is a
founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
He lectures around the world and is the author of The Mindful Path
to Self-Compassion. Dr. Neff is a co-developer of the empirically
supported, eight-week Mindful
Self-Compassion training program. She has written numerous
research articles and a book, Self-Compassion: Stop Beating
Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.
The Departments of Student
Affairs are cosponsoring the event with the Center
for Counseling and Consultation, the
Department of Psychology and the
Center for Psychological Services.
Visit our event
page online for more information.