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The Art & Science of Mindfulness

October 10 - 12, 2013
Seattle, WA

A FACES conference that provides compassion training and the opportunity to connect with experts and friends.

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Note: This is not a Greater Good Science Center event.

This conference features speakers Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Sarina Saturn, Ph.D., John Briere, Ph.D., Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., and more.

Topics include:

  • Strengthening the Neural Substrates of Love
  • Naikan: The Japanese Art of Cultivating Compassion through Mindfulness and Self-Reflection
  • No Separate Self: Mindfulness as a Path to Compassion Ronald Siegel
  • Mindfulness, Compassion & the Pain Paradox
  • Mind-Body Problem Solving: The Impact of Prosociality on Mental and Physical Well-Being
  • It’s All Parallel: How You Relate to Your Parts Dictates How You Relate to People Who Resemble Them

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