Schedule

November 28, 2015

The Charter for Compassion
10:30  -  10:40
The Charter for Compassion
Academiegebouw Utrecht
Marilyn Turkovich

The Charter for Compassion

Compassion moves us beyond the feeling of empathy for one another’s suffering, urging us to act to alleviate their pain. By cultivating kindness and compassion you find yourself, as the Charter for Compassion claims, “dethroning yourself from the center of your world and putting another there, and to honor the inviolable sanctity of every single […]

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From mindfulness to compassion – A neuroscientific perspective
10:40  -  11:15
From mindfulness to compassion – A neuroscientific perspective
Academiegebouw
MARIEKE VAN VUGHT

From mindfulness to compassion – A neuroscientific perspective

Frequently mindfulness is thought of as a specific type of concentration training. Indeed, there is some evidence that mindfulness affects attention and memory. Marieke van Vugt will give a short experiential practice to show how mindfulness and compassion are interconnected and how training in mindfulness seems to result even in increased compassion for others. Mindfulness […]

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Break
11:15  -  11:45
Break
Academiegebouw
A personal reflection on the ‘care’ in healthcare
11:45  -  12:20
A personal reflection on the ‘care’ in healthcare
Academiegebouw
ERIK VAN DEN BRINK

A personal reflection on the ‘care’ in healthcare

Most students and workers in the caring professions set out with a strong motivation to help others. Still, they appear to be prone to ‘compassion fatigue’ and burn-out as they proceed in their careers. Can healthcare workers really care for their patients if they fail to care for themselves? Can they encourage patients to be […]

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How the Science of Happiness changed my life
12:20  -  12:55
How the Science of Happiness changed my life
Academiegebouw
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How the Science of Happiness changed my life

I’d like to explore the insights I gained through my personal struggles in search of happiness. I will focus in particular on what practices I’ve experienced as personally transformative. And beyond this I’d like to share what gives me hope for our collective future.

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How to make empathy a central element in education
12:55  -  13:30
How to make empathy a central element in education
Academiegebouw
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How to make empathy a central element in education

In December 2014 a group of students and professors came together in Amsterdam with a simple, yet challenging goal: to investigate where their dissatisfaction with the education offered in universities came from, to build a full-time program of one semester that offers an alternative, and to stimulate universities to improve themselves. In September, De Bildung […]

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Lunch Break
13:30  -  14:30
Lunch Break
Academiegebouw

Lunch Break

Good news! We can confirm that we will be offering lunch during the day, as well as coffee, tea, cookies, and a drink afterwards. There will be enough choice to accommodate the dietary restrictions you have sent us.

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Deeper knowing- listen from within
14:30  -  16:00
Deeper knowing- listen from within
Academiegebouw
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Deeper knowing- listen from within

What do I want the world to hear loud and clear from me? Where does my true authentic voice come from? What is compassionate listening? How does it feel? Can I be compassionate with others if I am not with myself? Join me in exploring these questions. This workshop is designed to be a safe […]

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Compassionate leadership in society: an exploration
14:30  -  16:00
Compassionate leadership in society: an exploration
Academiegebouw
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Compassionate leadership in society: an exploration

This workshop is an invitation to explore, investigate and reflect on compassionate leadership in our current society. We are living in complex communities and societies. Businesses, policy, markets and our own decisions are embedded in a global landscape of connections, networks and communication. We can no longer ignore our part in the bigger picture, we […]

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Workshop: How to make the best of your stress
14:30  -  16:00
Workshop: How to make the best of your stress
Academiegebouw
Maureen Cooper

Workshop: How to make the best of your stress

How do you feel when you are stressed? Do you simply wish that whatever is bothering you would go away so you can feel good again? That is certainly how most of us feel – yet if we work with it skilfully, stress can become a way to deal with our most difficult habits. If […]

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Workshop: Befriending your inner critic
14:30  -  16:00
Workshop: Befriending your inner critic
Academiegebouw
ERIK VAN DEN BRINK

Workshop: Befriending your inner critic

Do you recognise that when we make even a minor a mistake we are often harsh on ourselves and listen to an inner critic (perfectionist, busybody, bully, or demon), who makes us feel bad? Feeling bad yields more failures and more criticism, and easily we get caught in a negative spiral. It seems this is […]

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Workshop: Compassion and Interpersonal Creativity
14:30  -  16:00
Workshop: Compassion and Interpersonal Creativity
Academiegebouw
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Workshop: Compassion and Interpersonal Creativity

This experimental workshop is using different creative and sensory exercises to explore the emotional landscapes. Participants can explore their own sense-of-self by interpersonal guided experiments and get familiar with compassion and empathy in the wider context via their own experience. Participants will go on a journey of self-exploration by using creativity and body sensations to […]

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Purpose-driven entrepreneurship: connect with your potential
14:30  -  16:00
Purpose-driven entrepreneurship: connect with your potential
Academiegebouw
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Purpose-driven entrepreneurship: connect with your potential

‘The positive economy’ currently makes up only 7% of the global economy, however it is the fastest growing sector as the evidence is pouring in that being driven by values and purpose actually increases profit. This workshop is an opportunity for everyone interested to explore and understand how we can build a better world through business.

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Break
16:00  -  16:30
Break
Academiegebouw
Compassion in Action
16:30  -  17:00
Compassion in Action
Academiegebouw

Compassion in Action

Miranda van Schadewijk: We are now in an era when it is increasingly accepted that the fate of all life and our planet is in the hands of mankind. Faced with climate change, pollution, resource degradation, species extinction, financial uncertainty ,widening socio-economic inequity, cultural and spiritual crises, GNH seeks to explore the relationship between inner […]

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