The Institute of Positive Education Insight Series brings some of the leading thinkers in the field of Positive Psychology and Positive Education to Geelong and Melbourne, for guest lectures that are designed to inform and inspire.

Read on to find out more about our 2019 programme of events:

Cultivating Self-Compassion with Dr. Karen Bluth

Thursday 28 February, 7pm at Geelong Grammar School, Corio Campus 

There is growing research to indicate that adults and adolescents who are more self-compassionate are more resilient in the face of setbacks or failures, less likely to engage with harsh self-criticism and unhealthy perfectionism, and more likely to experience enhanced wellbeing. The research also indicates that self-compassion can be cultivated with practice.

In this public lecture, Cultivating Self-Compassion, Dr. Karen Bluth will share some of the recent research about the benefits of self-compassion in adults and adolescents, as well as a range of self-compassion practices which can be introduced to daily life to contribute to increased self-awareness, self-compassion and ultimately, greater compassion for others.

All are welcome to come along and join us for this fascinating public lecture from Dr. Karen Bluth. Limited tickets available.

About Dr. Karen Bluth:

Karen Bluth, Ph.D. is faculty at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Medical School and a Research Fellow in the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.

As a researcher, Dr. Bluth’s work focuses on the roles that self-compassion and mindfulness play in promoting wellbeing.

Dr. Bluth holds almost 20 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and is a certified instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion, and co-creator of the curriculum Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens.


Previous guest lecturers have included: 

Martin Seligman, Alfie Kohn, Helen Street, Russell Harris, Michelle McQuaid, Maureen Gaffney, Matthew Johnstone, Cris Popp,Tim Cope, Dianne Vella-Broderick, Maria Sirios, Toni Powell and Tony Fernando.

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