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Dr. Kristin Neff spoke on December 5 at Kane Hall in Seattle WA, in an event organized by the Center for Child and Family Wellness at the University of Washington. Dr. Neff, currently an Associate Professor at UT-Austin, is the originator of academic interest in the concept of "self-compassion", which brings together elements of Buddhist practice and Western psychology...What we try to accomplish in our groups can easily be extrapolated in our larger community, and even globally: self-awareness, self-reflection, the ability to empathize with others, acceptance of diversity, the ability to both stay connected to others...This must be one of the most common questions asked by concerned parents. "Will I spoil my baby if I pick him up each time he cries?" Everybody shudders at the thoughts of raising a spoiled child, but can you really spoil a baby?The RedPed Groups for Mothers of Infants and its Development into a Community Service Program by Diana Mandell, M.Ed.The RedPed psycho-educational group model for mothers of infants is predicated on the idea that the most important task of mothering for an infant involves the holding and containing of infant feelings. The inner processes of the mother's intense focus...
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