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The Art & Science of Mindfulness: Las Vegas Compassion Conference

October 31 - November 2, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

FACES conference presents this compassion training from experts in psychology and mental health.

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

This 3-day conference features the Greater Good’s own Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., along with Daniel Siegel, Ph.D., Kristin Neff, Ph.D., Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., Michael Meade, D.H.L., and more.

Topics include:

  • Cultivating the Upside to Depression: Discovering Compassion as a Key to a Resilient Brain
  • The Seeds of Destiny: Finding Meaning & Compassion
  • Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience & Psychology of Personal Transformation
  • Self-Compassion & Coping with the Stress of Life
  • Dispelling the Myth of Compassion Fatigue
  • Ways to Nurture Compassion & and Bolster Resilience: A Constructive Narrative Approach
  • Compassion and Decision Making: Implications for Conflict Resolution
  • Mindfulness, Compassion Suffering & the Therapist

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