Self-compassion is being kind to yourself as you would be to your closest friends or loved ones, especially when you’re stressed or upset. For most of us, it doesn’t come as easily as we might expect. Being hard on ourselves may seem necessary to succeed in life, but the research suggests just the opposite: self-compassion is a productive and healthier way to relate to ourselves than harsh self-criticism. Self-compassion has been linked to many benefits, including happiness, optimism, creativity, and satisfying relationships, while experiencing less anxiety and depression. With practice, we can learn to relate to ourselves with more kindness, caring, and understanding. In this talk, we’ll explore the science of self-compassion and learn more about it first-hand through guided meditations and reflective writing exercises. Please join us!
Dr. Horowitz is a primary care internist and a longtime meditator. He attended Stanford Medical School and worked in the Primary Care Division of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for many years. He teaches Mindful Self-Compassion at El Camino Hospital and has developed a self-compassion training program for physician well-being at the Stanford Prevention Research Center within the Stanford School of Medicine.
Date: Sunday, Sep 16
Time: 12:30-2 pm
Location: Fireside Room
Presenter: Robert Horowitz, MD
Contact: Judy Lookabill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration: Not required
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