Exploring and Employing the Benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion - Academic Women's Forum

Chittenden Hall, Room 110 (466 West Circle Drive)

Many people believe that being hard on themselves is what keeps them motivated to do their best work. Often when we make a mistake, or let someone down, we are our own worst critics. To demonstrate kindness to ourselves seems counter-intuitive, selfish, even weak. Yet research indicates that our unwillingness to be self-kind could be preventing us from becoming our most resilient and successful selves. Mindful self-compassion is a crucial pre-requisite to resolving impostor syndrome, perfectionism, burnout, shame-driven anxiety, and a wide variety of related self-defeating behaviors. Based on the research of Kristin Neff, Ph.D., this session will explore what mindful self-compassion is, challenge the myths that discourage us from developing this key skill, and help us begin to shift towards the more effective practice of holding ourselves more "lovingly accountable" for value guided behavior. Presenter: Lisa Laughman, Employee Assistance Program & Health4U. 

To register for this session, visit: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIuBJzxfoTbgjeB

Questions, call (517) 353-1635. 

All faculty, academic staff, post-docs, librarians and graduate students who identify as women are cordially invited to participate in the MSU Academic Women's Forum. The forum has been created to provide a safe-space to connect, build community and explore issues that are relevant to the success, support and empowerment of academic women at Michigan State University.

Academic Women's Forum programs and seminars are open to all.