Workshop Presentation: Care, Connection and Compassion for Climate Change Activists
This workshop held by Psychology for Safe Climate (PSC) was designed to give Climate Change Activists the opportunity to acknowledge and give expression to their feelings about climate change, and explore ways to build their emotional resilience.
Invited Speaker UQ Compassion Symposium
There is rapidly growing evidence of the protective, positive and healing effects of self-compassion. While we might intuitively know the benefits of being kinder to ourselves, why do we continue to engage in excessive self-criticism. And what prevents us from treating ourselves with kindness as we would a good friend? The barriers to self-compassion may even be greater for 'warmhearted' people, such as health professionals, teachers and carers, those who are dedicated to helping others. This presentation will share reflections from my experience as a health professional, former nurse, Clinical Psychologist and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. This is an experiential short workshop, inviting participants to engage in several guided reflective activities and facilitated group discussion to explore and identify their own internal barriers to self-compassion.
One-day Workshop for Health Professionals
A one day workshop Self-Compassion and Emotional Resiliency to the Psychology staff at The Epworth Hospital.
Professional Development Workshop for the Gawler Foundation
A professional development half day workshop for staff at the Gawler Cancer Foundation.
Self-Compassion for Women Leaders
Invited by Michelle McQuaid to deliver a talk to 300+ at National Australia Bank NAB as part of their Women in Technology Forum.
Invited Speaker Mainstreaming Mindfulness in Education and Psychology
This event was co-hosted by Positive Psychology Interest group & Meditation Association of Australia. I was invited to present my views and experience on teaching self-compassion in education and psychology.
Pilot MSC Program at Swinburne Uni of Technology
Invited by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Student Advancement, Swinburne University, to deliver a Mindfulness-based program. Working in close collaboration with a small team of Swinburne staff, I delivered and conducted a formal research project of a pilot 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Program to university students.