Join a Global Gathering of Researchers on the Importance of Self-Compassion – Free Online


Noted researchers are coming together on September 10 to spread one message: “Self-compassion is critical.”

The Global Compassion Gathering will feature a deep dive into self-compassion with Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering self-compassion researcher who conducted the first empirical studies on self-compassion over 20 years ago. Her latest book is Fierce Self-Compassion.

The free event has been organized by the Center for Compassionate Leadership, which wants to focus us inward. “It is not just the external systems that require compassionate care, it is each and every one of us who can benefit from the inner work of self-compassion to rest, restore, and return to wholeness.”

The gathering will be co-hosted by the Center’s founder Laura Berland, and Monica Worline, PhD, co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work and researcher with the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

Berland points out that self-compassion is often an overlooked concept. “Self-compassion is the foundation for our internal growth, a greater capacity for compassion with others, and creating the compassionate world where everyone thrives.”

“Especially during these chaotic times, the call to compassionate action is more urgent than ever,” she added

Worline and Neff, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, will share their latest research and insights on self-compassion.

The free 75-minute event will also provide virtual rooms for participants to practice and to engage in small group conversations with like-minded compassion advocates from around the world.