3 Changes You Can Make Now To Develop Your Self Compassion

In today’s fast paced and often competitive world, many of us believe that getting ahead requires us to use self-criticism and harsh judgement as a way to lean into the best versions of ourselves.  Our self-talk is often littered with “could, should and would haves”, all with good intentions and hopes of driving us forward into the biggest versions of ourselves, but with the undesired outcomes of increased stress and suffering.

When it comes to bracing ourselves against inevitable setbacks and the tough times life throws at us, self-compassion offers an alternative approach. We learn to accept that suffering and inadequacies are part of our make up the human condition and that each and every one of us, including ourselves, are worthy of compassion. It takes practice, but learning to approach our own suffering with kindness and empathy activates our innate caregiving systems that produce a flow on effect of feel-good hormones. The result? Decreased stress, increased productivity, curiosity, connectedness and happiness.

This month, we’re so grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with the inspiring, empowering, & purpose-driven organisation, Thrivhers, to bring you the science of self-compassion as a part of their Wellness, Wealth and Work Series. Mariane has shared a guest post over on their blog on 3 Changes You Can Make Now To Develop Your Self Compassion, and on 30th June, 7pm AEST, we’ll be launching the Thrivhers Wellness Wealth and Work webinar series with a workshop on How to Develop Your Self-Compassion – a Powerful Tool for a Thriving Life (did we mention this one’s FREE? Click here to register).

So if you’re keen to learn how to:

  • Slay that inner critic
  • Bring Calm to the chaos
  • Adopt daily habits that boost your optimism and wellbeing
  • Build resilience that will help you face inevitable setbacks
  • Develop and deliver your purpose work with confidence and pride

then be sure to head over to Thrivhers and check out our blog, join us for our free webinar, and peruse the other valuable advice given by the thrivhers who have shared their journey in pursuing thir purpose persuits!

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Jenna O'Connell

Jenna is a teacher and careers counsellor, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Performance), Bachelor of Education (K-12), and Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions).

Jenna is in her element when she is helping people and organisations discover their unique magic, and working with them in sharing this magic with the world to drive positive change. Her background sees an amalgam of over 15 years across corporate and education sectors, with extensive experience in curriculum development, coaching, facilitation, and mentorship.

Jenna contributes to various local youth projects and initiatives. Throughout 2017-2018, she mentored local youth in their project, Cards For Change, who went on to win a $2000 Pitch Project grant. She also volunteers for The Luminosity Youth Summit, is the Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator for Dyslexia Mid North Coast, and a proud ambassador for and presenter at #LitFest2444.

Mariane Power

Mariane is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Performance. Mariane’s big audacious goal is to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime, and she is obsessed with all things related to human potential. Mariane has over 15 years experience in consulting, facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Her work as a Leadership Consultant in the corporate world further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for the 21st Century workplace, and she has a particular interest in supporting our next generation to thrive.  Mariane is proud to have extended her personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for-purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit and Project Gen Z, and she currently extends her expertise in positive youth development as an Impact Leader on the Board for Ambisie.

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