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DayTimers Speaker Series: Karen Dobkins “Living with Grace and Mindfulness”

Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dr. Dobkins’s lecture entitled “Living with Grace and Mindfulness” is based on her experience working with people of all ages in a 2-day intensive mindfulness workshop called “Principles of Clarity” (POC).  The workshop draws from a variety of disciplines, including Buddhism, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Cognitive Therapy.  The focus is on how to live a life where our actions are aligned with our core values, get straight to the heart of a matter, identify the issues, discriminate between real threats vs. the “stories” we tell ourselves, move away from “shoulds”, take responsibility for our choices, not go into “victim mentality”, communicate needs effectively, bring love, mindfulness and compassion to all situations, and live wholeheartedly, without apology.

Born in New York City, Karen Dobkins received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Philosophy at Binghamton University in 1985, and her Ph.D. in the Neurosciences Department at UCSD in 1992. She has been a professor of Psychology at UCSD since 1995. Although her background has been brain development in children, her most recent research focus is in the area of mindfulness, mental well-being and restorative justice.  Outside the world of research, she leads a workshop she created called “Principles of Clarity” aimed at improving well-being and healthy communication and is also a co-founder of a company called “Spacious-Minds”, which builds conscious daycares through interior design and caregiver trainings.  She is a practitioner of  Yoga, a leader in “IntenSati” (which blends high intensity aerobics with call and response positive affirmations), as well as a Mindfulness coach.  She loves giving inspirational talks, including her Tedx “The Space between Kansas and Oz”, which is about loving “what is” while continuing to manifest your dreams.

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Monday, May 18, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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San Diego, CA United States