What’s it all about?
Are you a kind and compassionate friend to everyone except yourself? Do you have that critical voice telling you that you should “do better”, “be smarter”, “achieve more”, or “not mess up”?
Welcome to the club – lots of us live with that harsh and critical self-attitude. Many of us have a double standard, believing that it’s unacceptable to bully others, and then treating ourselves the same way. A lack of self-compassion can take its toll on our physical and mental wellbeing and performance at work, home and in relationships.
This class will introduce you to the what, why and how of self-compassion and get you started with motivating yourself through kindness rather than criticism.
What will we cover?
In this workshop we will learn:
- What self-compassion is and is not,
- Look at what the research shows,
- The benefits of being more self-compassionate, and
- Various methods for practicing self-compassion.
Who will be teaching?
Natasha Odou is a psychologist, in private practice. She supports individuals to build resilience, increase meaningful day-to-day experiences and reach life goals. She has completed research in the areas of self-compassion and positive psychology and is passionate about sharing the practice and science of building a stronger self-relationship. Natasha completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the ANU and now runs a 4-week class in self-compassion at The MindRoom in Collingwood.