My Day 1 Take Home Message from the Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop Today was the first day of the 5-day Germer & Neff Mindful Self-Compassion workshop I am attending in Byron Bay. During the course of the workshop I made a pact with myself that I would keep a little diary of my key take home […]
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I am about to begin a 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion workshop. It is the evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Kirstin Neff and Christopher Germer. The guys at CBT Training Australia are running the program, and our facilitators will be Dr James Bennet-Levy and Dr Kristy Arbon. I feel very lucky to be able to take […]
I recently made a new video, which I have placed in the video section called “A Loving-Kindness Meditation”. The Loving-Kindness Meditation is a fundamental exercise in mindful-compassion programs. The meditation typically lasts about 15 minutes and involve generating and directing caring feelings towards oneself and others. The Loving-Kindness Meditation has been found in scientific reviews […]
When the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve we all celebrate and enjoy the moment. However, not long after, we get met with that dreaded question? So what are your New Years Resolutions? This can lead to all sorts of responses, such as: lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with my children, save […]
There will be days when I am driving home from work feeling pretty exhausted, tired, stressed, and also anxious about some of the work I still have not completed but was supposed to have done. Typically, when I am driving my car I have the radio playing in the background, but I often don’t give […]
How often do you find that you are in automatic pilot? I recently moved house, and yesterday when I drove back home from work, I found I was driving back to my old place rather than my new place. When reflecting on it now I find it comical, but when it happened I was so […]
We all face challenging events from time to time. For example, it could be something like not getting the grade we wanted on a project at school or university, losing at a team sport, or receiving some kind of bad news. When moments like these happen it can make some people feel annoyed, frustrated, sad, […]
Just had a piece co-authored with Prof Matt Sanders published in InPsyc, which is the national magazine for the Australian Psychological Society. The article outlines effective interventions to treat childhood disorders.
Just completed my final lecture for the PSYC3082: Psychotherapies and Counselling. Very sad to have finished the course for the year, although will enjoy having my Monday nights back.
Have released three new videos on my youtube channel that documents difficult Process Issues in therapy.