Visual notes from Kristin Neff’s The Science of Self-Compassion

Visual notes and blog by Dr. Kiara Mikita, PhD. 

On August 9, 2018,in conjunction with the Campus Mental Health Strategy and Werklund School of Education, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) hosted a full day of self-compassion activities which began with a keynote talk delivered by self-compassion researcher, Kristin Neff. These visual digital notes were made during Dr. Neff’s talk, “The Science of Self-Compassion.”

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Later that morning, Kristin Neff offered a nearly standing room only workshop, “Practicing Self-Compassion.” These visual digital notes represent some of the questions, ideas, and strategies that Dr. Neff spoke of during the workshop.

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That afternoon, Dr. Natasha Kenny, Director of the Educational Development Unit at the TI, facilitated a World Café on Mental Health and Well-Being. The objectives were to highlight campus-wide conversations about, and explore multiple perspectives on, educator mental health and well-being at the University of Calgary, to create space to nurture relationships and communities around these issues, and to inform research, strategies, and policies in support of educators. These visual digital notes reflect many of the ideas generated during this event.

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