What’s it all about?
How critical is the voice in your head? Do you say things to yourself that you would never say to others? If the answer is yes, then you are probably like most of us… human! So why are we, as a species, driven by self-criticism? And what might be the benefits of adopting an alternative approach? Research into the science and practise of self-compassion aims to answer some of these perplexing questions.
What will we cover?
In this interactive session, you will be invited to explore the science of self-compassion with other like-minded learners You will be invited to take part in guided discussions, as well as evidence-based activities designed to cultivate this important skill, including group meditation, compassionate movement, and self-compassionate daily action.
Who will be teaching?
Emily Toner is a nationally registered clinical psychologist with a research background in positive psychology from The University of Melbourne. She is passionate about spreading the experience and benefits of mindfulness and wellbeing science to schools, communities and workplaces. Emily currently develops and facilitates mindfulness and wellbeing courses for the general public and has enjoyed teaching positive psychology and mindfulness theory in various post-graduate settings. Emily is energised by taking concepts grounded in science and making them accessible to everyone. She places value in creating content that is engaging, relevant and fun. For more information see her website.