Strengthening Self-Compassion

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Episode 46 – Strengthening Self-Compassion

Chris and Rowan talk about an important topic, self-compassion. We discuss some reasons why people may not be particularly self-compassionate and then talk about some strategies for boosting your own self-compassion, especially when dealing with guilt and shame.

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This Week’s Links 

Addressing Guilt and Shame with Self-Compassion – clinical handout

Self-Compassion Bolsters our Mental Health – article

Drive, Soothing and Threat: Seeking a Synergy of Systems – podcast

Supporting a Sense of Agency – podcast

Kristin Neff’s TED Talk – The Space Between Self-Compassion

Barbara Fredrickson – Positive Emotions Open our Mind

Boost Your Well-Being with Acts of Kindness – article

Take on Your Inner Critic – article

Balancing Acts – article

How to Improve your Self-Acceptance – video

Turning a Bigger Problem into a Lesser One – article

The Presenters

Rowan Mackey is a content producer and digital creative. After studying sports media and law at the University of Canberra, he found himself drawn to digital media after attending the first conference for podcasters in the southern hemisphere, We Are Podcast in 2016. He is also the principal of Easygoing Digital, where he has been involved in over 400,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.

He currently produces the official Geelong Cats podcast, To the Final Bell and is a producer of the TV show Destination Happiness airing nationally in Australia on Channel 9 and Internationally with the Discovery Channel. He has also worked with notable organisations such as The Geelong Grammar School and Lyons Construction.

Rowan is the Digital Media Manager at Chris Mackey and Associates.

Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of The Australian Psychological Society with 40 years’ psychotherapy experience. The second edition of Chris’s book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence, was released internationally in August 2019.

Chris is also the resident psychologist for TV show Destination Happiness, where he presents the “Happy Mind” segment, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. He also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and is the resident psychologist on K-Rock radio in the mornings.

Chris was the recipient of the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and training, media involvement and for authoring a book on positive psychology and synchronicity.

Get in touch with Chris and Rowan – [email protected]

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