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Day 1 Take Home Message from Workshop

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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Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

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 […]

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A Loving-Kindness Meditation Video

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 […]

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Self-Compassion and Goal Setting

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 […]

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Music, tune in to your emotions

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 […]

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Resilience, how can it help me?

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, […]

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InPsyc publication

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.