SBS Compassion Project

The SBS Compassion Project was established to bring the academic and civic communities of northern Arizona together to not only help raise awareness about the importance of compassion, as well as learn about the relevance of compassion to every day issues.

Come to The third annual NAU Living Compassion Conference!  

The 2015 Living Compassion Conference will be held at NAU in the DuBois Center from 8:30-3:00. The conference program is now available, including talks and hands-on workshop sessions. For more detail about the sessions and workshops see the conference program.  Please join us for lunch and the poster session at mid-day. For more information about the posters, see the poster program.

There are no registration fees and lunch and snacks are provided.  However,there is a small fee for parking on the NAU campus.

Highlights of Conference Program

8:00 am  Sign-In (no fee)

8:30 Welcome

8:45-10:00 am  Dr. Cathy Small (NAU Anthropology) and Dr. Luis Fernandez (NAU Sustainability) "Doors vs. Windows: The Politics of "Us versus Them"

10:10-11:10 am  Dr. Kirk Warren Brown and Daniel Ryan Berry (Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University) "Compassion in a State of Present-Centered Awareness: How Mindfulness Catalyzes Sensitivity toward Others"

11:20-12:20 pm  Poster Session and Lunch

12:30-1:20 pm  Rhonda V. MaGee, J.D., MA, Professor (University of San Francisco, School of Law, Senior Fellow, Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness and Law) "A Whole New Lawyer? Mindfulness and Compassion in Legal Education and Innovative Law Practices"

1:30-2:30 pm  Dr. Pett Philippa, MD (SPR Intensive Care Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital London), Louise Clark, MFA, ABD (Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, ASU), Lori Poloni-Staudinger, Ph.D. Chair (NAU Politics and International Affairs) "Compassion in the Face of Adversity"

2:45-3:45 pm Hands-On Workshops  (choose 1 of 3)  

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness: Practical Tools for Motivation and Positive Change (Shannon Arnett, MA, CEHP, RYT-500)

Striking Back at the Empire – Self Compassion Remedies to Cure the Dog-Eat-Dog Paradigm From Within (Marnie Vail, MSS, MD) 

Understand through Compassion, Live Fearless in the Heart: Finding Balance through Kundalini Yoga and Meditation (Laurel Clohessy, BA, RYT-300)