Self-acceptance is one of our most difficult challenges, no matter how much meditation or therapy we’ve tried. In this FREE video event series, Tami Simon speaks with contemporary luminaries in spirituality, psychology, and creativity to learn how we can truly embrace who we are.
No matter how much spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy we’ve undertaken, there is one area where many of us still find ourselves challenged every day: self-acceptance. It seems all too easy to fall into the trap of judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our achievements or our bodies, and believing our self-critical inner voices that insist we’ll never measure up to who we ought to be. Is there a solution?
Sounds True created The Self-Acceptance Project to find out.
In this FREE online video event series, Tami Simon speaks with several contemporary luminaries in the fields of spirituality, psychology, and creativity. Together they explore the questions around self-acceptance—and investigate how we can overcome the difficulties of embracing who we are. Where do our self-critical voices come from? Can we silence them, or is there a better way to deal with them? Can we be motivated to change and excel while still accepting ourselves as we are? Why is it often so much easier to feel compassion and forgiveness towards others than towards ourselves?
Here are the 23 sessions:
Session 1: Compassion for the Self-Critic with Kristin Neff, PhD
Session 2: Curiosity is the Key with Harville Hendrix, PhD
Session 3: Kindness Is the Means and End with Geneen Roth
Session 4: Healing at the Level of the Subconscious Mind with Friedemann Schaub, MD, PhD
Session 5: Embracing All of Our Parts with Jay Earley, PhD
Session 6: Understanding Empathy and Shame with Karla McLaren
Session 7: Integrating Our Shadow with Parker Palmer
Session 8: Letting Life Be in Charge with Cheri Huber
Session 9: Developing Shame Resilience with Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW
Session 10: Waking Up from the Trance of Unworthiness with Tara Brach, PhD
Session 11: Transforming Self-Criticism into Self-Compassion with Kelly McGonigal, PhD
Session 12: Turning Towards Our Pain with Robert Augustus Masters, PhD
Session 13: Faith in Our Fundamental Worthiness with Sharon Salzberg
Session 14: Staying Loyal to One’s Self: Inhabiting the Body with Judith Blackstone, PhD
Session 15: Developing a Wise Mind with Erin Olivo, PhD, MPH
Session 16: Embodied Vulnerability and Non-Division with Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT
Session 17: Perfect in Our Imperfection with Colin Tipping
Session 18: No Strangers in the Heart with Mark Nepo
Session 19: Begin Exactly Where You Are with Jeff Foster
Session 20: Taking in the Good with Rick Hanson, PhD
Session 21: What If There Is Nothing Wrong? with Raphael Cushnir
Session 22: The Human Capacity to Take Perspectives with Steven C. Hayes, PhD
Session 23: Seven Practical Insights with Tami Simon