Healthy Living Festival 2016-2017 (Spring Term)
 

Healthy Living Festival 2016

Dr Kristin Neff, an internationally recognized researcher pioneering in understanding Self-Compassion, links Self-Compassion to psychological health awareness and benefits. One of her key research findings is that Self-Compassion is associated with greater emotional resilience, more accurate self-concepts, and more caring relationship behaviors. Self-Compassion also has a significant positive association with happiness, optimism, positive affect, wisdom, personal initiative, curiosity and exploration. It involves a consistent attitude of kindness and acceptance toward ourselves as a whole, including when we are confronted with personal failings. There are 3 components in Self-Compassion: Self-Kindness, Connectedness to Common Humanity, and Mindfulness. We would face struggles, obstacles and failures at times in our lives. Instead of judging ourselves with critical inner voices when we have setbacks, Self-Compassion allows us to have feeling for our inherent value, while noticing what we seek to change.

Along this theme, the Counseling and Wellness Center is organizing a series of events and activities to spread around positive and healthy attitudes in the University. We can establish a healthy and authentic sense of self despite all the ups and downs in our lives. Join us!

 

Registration for students: NOW until two days prior to event date
Prior registration is not required for staff
 

Opening Ceremony

Event Speaker Date Time Venue Language Registration

A Moment of Self-Compassion

Ms Stephanie Au (歐鎧淳小姐)
(Hong Kong swimmer,
three-time Olympian)


10 Apr 2017 (Mon) 13:00 - 14:00 Atrium English The Opening Ceremony was held already. To recapture, please click here.

Self-Compassion Carnival

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10 Apr 2017 (Mon) 14:00 - 15:00 Atrium - -
 

Connectedness to Common Humanity

Event Speaker Date Time Venue Language Registration

Recovering from Failure -
Using Hypnosis to Transform Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

Mr Andrew Parkinson (Hypnotherapist)

13 Apr 2017 (Thu) 11:00 - 12:30 LTE English All students and staff are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
for students
.

Love Yourself; Love Your Body

Dr. Michelle Chan Wing Yee
(Clinical Psychologist)

18 Apr 2017 (Tue) 14:00 - 15:30 LTE English All students and staff are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
for students
.
I criticise, therefore I improve?
我批判, 故我進步?

Mr Tung Ying Ng (伍棟英先生)
(Author)

28 Apr 2017 (Fri) 14:00 - 15:30 Room 4334
(via Lift 3)
Cantonese All students and staff are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
for students
.
 

Mindfulness

Event Speaker Date Time Venue Language Registration
Reconnecting with Nature:
A Day of Mindfulness

Experienced Mindfulness Instructor

14 Apr 2017 (Fri) 9:30 - 16:00 Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Cantonese All students and staff are welcome. HK$100 per person (including admission fee and programme fee). Student will have full refund after completion.

Online registration is not accepted for this event. Please register in person at the Counseling and Wellness Center (Room 5003, via lift 3) during office hours. Priority will be given to students.

Loving-Kindness Meditation
慈心禪

Venerable Sik Hin Hung (釋衍空法師) (Director of Centre of Buddhist Studies, HKU)

19 Apr 2017 (Wed) 18:00 - 19:30

Room 5003
(via Lift 3)

English All students are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
Zumbalates Ms Corinne Clifford
(Pilates and Zumba Dance Instructor)
24 Apr 2017 (Mon) 14:00 - 15:00 LG4204 English All students are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
 

Self-Kindness

Event Speaker Date Time Venue Language Registration
Experiencing Self-Compassion in Drama
體驗工作坊: 從戲劇演出善待自己
Ms Adeline Chan
(Drama Therapist)
21 Apr 2017 (Fri) 14:30 - 16:30 Room 5003
(via Lift 3)
Cantonese All students are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
Building Healthier Relationship
「有我。有你」人際關係工作坊
Ms Angela Wong
(Psychologist and Family Therapist)
22 Apr 2017 (Sat) 14:00 - 16:30 Room 5003
(via Lift 3)
Cantonese All students are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
Self-Compassion under pressure
在壓力中自我疼惜,在逆境中找到安穩。
Ms Yue Sun (孫玥小姐)
(Former China Women's National Volleyball Team Player)
27 Apr 2017 (Thu) 16:00 - 17:00 LTE Putonghua All students and staff are welcome.

Prior Registration is required
for students
.
 
HLTH1010 Course students will attain course hours in "Wellness and Personal Enrichment Events" of the "Activities" module upon completion of the above events.

Participants MUST bring along the student ID card when attending the event and take BOTH entry and exit attendance to record your participation. To avoid interruption and hindering the progress of the talk, please arrive the venue 10 minutes before the session starting time. The Speaker may turn away students who are late for more than 5 minutes.