Invited Lecture: Kelly McGonigal, PhD

In this lecture, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, will present: “How Compassion and Altruism Create Resilience”. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience. 

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University and a leading expert on the mind-body relationship. She has worked with CCARE since 2009, co-authoring the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) course, teaching the first CCT class in 2010, and collaborating on the scientific studies examining how cultivating compassion influences well-being. She is the author of several books, including the upcoming “The Upside of Stress,” “The Neuroscience of Change,” and “Yoga for Pain Relief.” Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program include “The Science of Mindfulness” and “The Science of Compassion.”

This talk will explore new scientific insights into how cultivating compassion and practicing altruism can increase our well-being during times of stress.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 18:00
Cubberley Auditorium
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
(650) 723-8599


FREE admission. Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. Non-registrants are still welcome to attend. Any available seats will offered on a first-come, first-serve basis once the event begins.

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