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Tim Desmond: “The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

Tim Desmond @ Talks at Google

TRANSCRIPT: 

MICHAEL VAN RIPER: Welcome, everyone. I’m Van Riper. I run the gPause, our mindfulness programs, community programs for employees here at Google. And I’m really proud and happy to have Tim Desmond here with us today.

I actually don’t know Tim all that well myself, but it’s one of the great things about our community programs is it’s not just me. There’s a group of like 200 or more Googlers that are very passionate about mindfulness, well-being, self-compassion.

And one of those Googlers actually reached out to me saying they really would recommend that we bring Tim in, and then I got to check out his stuff, and it was awesome. And I really liked that his work is around developing your skills, because just like in the work of people like Richie Davidson, they’re learning that well-being — they are skills that we can develop.

And I’m looking forward to hearing from Tim about how we can develop our self-compassion skills.

So with that, I’m going to turn over the — oh, one last thing, just for those people on the live stream. Thank you, Brandy.

Thank you, Brandy. So we have a Dory link, which I didn’t give Tim in advance, but it’s go slash, Tim’s name, Tim Desmond, dash dory. So for those of you on the live stream and you want to have us answer a question at the end, please take advantage of that go link and do that.

Thank you, Brandy.

So with that, no further ado, I will turn it over to Tim.

Welcome, Tim.

TIM DESMOND: Good morning, everybody.

So on November 14, 2016, just a couple of days after Donald Trump won the election, my wife woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain.

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