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Thu, 04 May


Woodend Neighbourhood House

Self-Compassion Workshop

Join Denise Howes for an introductory workshop on the Transformative Power of Self-Compassion. Learn how to treat yourself as you would treat a good friend, especially in times of hardship.

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Self-Compassion Workshop
Self-Compassion Workshop

Time & Location

04 May 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Woodend Neighbourhood House , 47 Forest St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia

About the Event

What's it all about?

 The most important relationship you have is with the person who is with you 24/7 - YOU.

Self-compassion is treating yourself as you would treat a good friend, especially in times of hardship. People with higher levels of self-compassion respond to difficult moments with greater kindness, handle challenging emotions with greater ease and motivate themselves with goodwill rather than self-criticism. Having self-compassion builds resilience and emotional well-being and reduces anxiety, depression and relationship stress.

In this two-hour interactive introduction, Denise Howes (registered counsellor and fully qualified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher) will speak about the components of self-compassion, misgivings that people may have about it, the expanding research on self-compassion and the transformation she has personally experienced and witnessed in others as they have cultivated a relationship with their “best friend” selves.

Who will be leading the session?

 After an extensive career in education, Denise embarked upon a career in counselling. She is a registered and qualified counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (Level 4), a professional member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) and a qualified teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). She has a private counselling practice based in the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire.

Workshop Information

 This workshop will run on Thursday 4th May between 7pm and 9pm in the Rodney Snell Function Room. Attendance is free, however participants are asked to make a gold coin donation to the Woodend Neighbourhood House. Registrations required, via our website, by calling the House on 5427 1845 or in person Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm. 

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