[UG] Self-Compassion: Relating to Oneself and Others through Kindness
Life is hard sometimes. We all want to avoid pain, but it is inevitable in human experience. How we respond to our own and others’ pain makes a huge difference when we navigate through life.
Research on self-compassion over the last decade has shown its benefits to well-being. Individuals who are more self-compassionate tend to have greater happiness, life satisfaction and motivation, better relationships and physical health, and less anxiety and depression. They also have the resilience to cope with stressful life events such as relationship crises, health crises, academic failure, and even trauma.
In this CCL-recognised online workshop, we will talk about what is self-compassion based on Dr. Kristin Neff’s work. Through discussion and simple exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn ways to stop being so hard on yourself; to handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. You can then extend the same kindness to people around you and deepen the connections in your relationships.
Date and Time: 23 Sep 2021, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Medium of instruction: English
Speaker: Ms. Cheryl YUNG
Cheryl is a yoga instructor and dance meditation facilitator. She was drawn to yoga as a remedy for her back pain in the beginning. The calmness and mindfulness qualities of yoga and meditation practices then become the pillars of her life.
Cheryl is an advocate of mindfulness, self-compassion, mental health and self-inquiry. She believe that the way to create a better world is to start from within, by taking care of one’s mind, body and heart.
Cheryl is a HKBU graduate and a Hall Advisor of the Undergraduate Halls.
Application Deadline: 16 September 2021
Open to all HKBU UG students, priority to UGH residents.
- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Online via Zoom
- 16 Sep 2021 (Thu)