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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

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

International House | December 9-10, 2016

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Western Positive Psychology Association Conference

Claremont Graduate University | January 21, 2017

The theme of the 2nd WPPA Conference is “Positive Psychology for Societal Impact”.

 

Search Inside Yourself: Joy on Demand

Various Cities | October 14, 2016-January 21, 2017

This one-day program offers micro-practices that support joy and therefore happiness and success

 

The Mindful Unplug Experience: A Retreat for All the Senses

The Feathered Pipe Ranch | June 24 - July 1, 2016

The second running of Feathered Pipe’s homegrown Mindful Unplug Ranch program takes place during the longest days of summer solstice light, when Montana’s wildflowers are in their full glory and the new moon light of this special week will offer us exceptionally brilliant starlit nights.

 

Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

Palais des congrès de Montréal | July 16 - 17, 2017

The 5th World Congress promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 
 

Past Events

The Science of Happiness

Online | Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 2016

A 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.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

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

 

The Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus | June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances

 

Take 10 Minutes, Change the World: A Conversation Between Richard Davidson, Ph.D., and Lama Tsomo

The Brower Center | April 26, 2016

How meditation helps us become better, happier people, a book launch for Lama Tsomo’s Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

 

Greater Good Science Center at Cal Day 2016

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | April 16, 2016

“Positive Thinking for Cranks and Pessimists” with GGSC web editor Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work

Friday: Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Saturday: DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina | November 13-14, 2015
 
 

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
International House
December 9-10, 2016


Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


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