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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

The Science of Happiness

| Starts September 9, 2014 - Register Now!

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff

International House, UC Berkeley campus | November 7, 2014

This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

The Siegel-Gottman Summit

Seattle, Washington
| July 25-26, 2014

This event features Drs. John and Julie Gottman, world-renowned couples researchers and therapists, and Dr. Dan Siegel, internationally acclaimed pioneer in interpersonal neurobiology.

 

Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference

Fort Mason Center | November 13-14, 2014

Internationally renowned neuroscientists, psychologists and thinkers share their insights and present methods for developing compassion.

 

Compassion Week 2014

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco | November 10-16, 2014

A week of events focused on compassion and science, presented by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, and the Charter for Compassion.

 

Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth

San Diego, CA | February 5-7, 2015
 
 

Other Upcoming Events

The Siegel-Gottman Summit

Seattle, Washington
| July 25-26, 2014

This event features Drs. John and Julie Gottman, world-renowned couples researchers and therapists, and Dr. Dan Siegel, internationally acclaimed pioneer in interpersonal neurobiology.

 

FROM SANDY HOOK TO SEATTLE: Building the Compassionate Schools Movement

Cleveland High School
Seattle, WA | August 11-12, 2014

Following the tragedy in Newtown, CT, Dr. Christopher Kukk and Scarlett Lewis, mother of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, began work to weave compassion into schools.

 

The Science of Happiness

| Starts September 9, 2014 - Register Now!

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Hold Me Tight - Workshops for Therapists and Their Partners

San Francisco, CA | October 10-11, 2014

Based on the award-winning EFT approach, this workshop offers a safe and supportive opportunity to help you deepen your understanding of yourself and your partner, communicate better, solve the biggest problem you face together and deepen your closeness.

 

Intention, Method, and Evaluation - Association for Contemplative Mind

University of Washington | October 10-12, 2014

6th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

 

Teaching Mindfulness to Youth: A Diverse Exploration

Main Shrine Room
San Francisco Shambhala Meditation Center | October 18, 2014

Join Bay Area luminaries for a one day workshop to deepen the wisdom and skills necessary for teaching mindfulness and compassion to diverse populations of youth. We will explore what it means to create an inclusive culture and what it will take to get us there. This program is designed for teachers, trainers, and other people currently teaching, or interested in teaching, mindfulness and compassion programs to youth.

 
 

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Past Events

The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Care for Health Professionals

UC Berkeley Campus, International House | April 4, 2014

A day-long seminar for health care professionals featuring Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

 

Greater Good Summer Institute for Educators

University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus | Friday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Greater Good Gratitude Summit

Craneway Pavilion Conference Center | June 7, 2014

A day of science, stories, and inspiration, featuring a keynote by Jack Kornfield and Brother David Steindl-Rast. CE credit hours available. Live Event SOLD OUT! Webcast Registration NOW CLOSED.

 

Greater Good at Cal Day 2014

101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA | April 12, 2014

The GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Jeremy Adam Smith talk happiness and well-being at UC Berkeley’s Cal Day

 

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain with Dr. Daniel Siegel

The Brower Center, Berkeley, CA | March 11, 2014, 7-8:30 pm

ONLY WAITLIST AVAILABLE—Dr. Daniel Siegel discusses his New York Times bestseller Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

 

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Lasting Inner Strength and Peace

UC Berkeley Campus, International House | Saturday, November 16, 2013

Registration for this event has closed.

 
 

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The Science of Happiness

Starts September 9, 2014 - Register Now!


The Science of Happiness

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.


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