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UQ Compassion Symposium 2019



The sixth annual UQ Compassion Symposium is designed to bring together high-calibre academics, clinicians, researchers and students from a range of disciplines to showcase compassion-based research and practice. Registration for the Keynote address and the Compassion Conference is now open.  See below for full details and to register.



At our 2019 compassion keynote, we are excited to host Dr Christopher Germer, who will open the symposium with his talk 'Self-Compassion: What is it?  Why Does it Matter?'

Dr Christopher Germer is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer (with Kristin Neff) of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program.

This keynote address will describe what we mean by self-compassion, identify common myths, and review the latest research. Obstacles to practicing self-compassion will be addressed along with ways to overcome them.  Finally, important new developments in the field, such as the yin and yang of self-compassion and a re-evaluation of shame through the eyes of self-compassion, will be presented.


Event details
Date: Friday 6 September 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: UQ Centre Lecture Theatre (220), Union Road, UQ Centre (Building #27A), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072

This is a free public event.

For more information and to register to attend click here.



The Compassion Conference is a full day event which boasts an impressive and diverse line up of practitioners and researchers. Learn how compassion can be integrated into research, practice, work and daily life.

Event details
Date: Saturday 7 September 2019
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4067

Early bird tickets: $99
(early bird discount available until 16 August 2019)
Student/NFP tickets: $99
Standard tickets: $199

Purchase your conference tickets here.


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