Developing Inner-Resilience for the School Year:

A Discussion About Self-Compassion for Educators
with Kristin Neff PhD and Megan Sweet EdD

Mindful Schools FREE ONLINE Event:
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 4:00pm – 5:00pm PDT

About This Free Online Event

Amidst a global pandemic, widespread protest movements, and long periods of social isolation, educators will return to school life as they have never seen it before.

Join researcher, author and professor Dr. Kristin Neff and lifelong educator and Senior Director of Program & Impact at Mindful Schools, Dr. Megan Sweet, as they discuss how educators can utilize self-compassion during times of stress and uncertainty to develop resilience and greater well-being.

  • Gain an understanding of self-compassion – including the research, experience, benefits, myths and misconceptions
  • Learn about how self-compassion can be a tool for educators to cope with stress, anxiety and uncertainty, and to develop compassion, well-being and joy
  • Discover more about Mindful Schools and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion’s new collaboration, Self-Compassion for Educators
  • Experience a short, guided mindful self-compassion exercise
  • Participate in a question and answer discussion with hosts and peers about topics impacting educators and schools

Meet Our Hosts

Megan Sweet, Senior Director of Program & Impact at Mindful Schools, is an experienced Network Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is skilled in Educational Consulting, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Curriculum Development. She is also a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Educational Leadership and Administration. Megan Sweet has experience as a school teacher, school and district administrator, and a leader in school transformation. Megan Sweet is also a published author, speaker, and experienced presenter.

Kristin Neff, PhD, is co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and co-developer of Mindful Self-Compassion. She is Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, being the first person to operationally define and measure the construct. She has published widely, including numerous academic articles and book chapters, as well as the bestselling books Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. Kristin’s work has received extensive coverage in the popular press, including The New York Times, MSNBC, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and many others. She is also a frequent guest on shows such as the BBC Women’s Hour and Dan Harris’s 10% Happier podcast. Kristin gives talks on self-compassion and leads MSC workshops around the world.


There is no fee to attend this event. As a fundraiser event for Mindful Schools, tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted to help provide scholarships for teachers, free resources for the community, and mindfulness programs for underserved schools.

If you believe in the potential of mindfulness in education, share this resource with your school community!

Event FAQs

How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.

What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording after the event.

I’m unable to participate, but still would like to support Mindful Schools. Make a gift to Mindful Schools here, and help us bring mindfulness to more students, educators and classrooms to cultivate resilience, compassion, focus, and self-awareness.

About Mindful Schools

Mindful Schools – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – has trained more than 60,000 teachers, school leaders, and education professionals with critical life skills to positively shift the outcomes for an entire generation. Join us!

Our research-backed training empowers educators–teachers, counselors, principals, parents–with resources, strategies, and support to develop a mindfulness practice. They are able to cultivate key qualities such as self-awareness, emotional resilience, and compassion, and then share the practice and benefits with their students.

If you believe in the potential of mindfulness in education, share this resource with your school community!

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