self compassion

'Wow, thank you so much for your talk on self compassion, vulnerability and mindfulness. The feedback from our team has been incredible. We are now integrating your message deeper into our culture via our values and action. Your talk has also inspired a number of our team to learn more for both professional and personal reasons. Our snr management team feel that your message is the perfect seed to inform and inspire our teams to evolve and manage stress more effectively. I see your work shaping workplaces of the future to be more open and stress free'

Andrew Laloli, CEO, Be Pure.

With a previous corporate career in a high-paced environment, Anna understands stress and its negative effects at a personal, professional  and academic level.

She is regularly invited to speak on the power of mindfulness and self-compassion to protect against burn-out and increase resilience in both business and health care environments.

Blending scientific evidence with real world examples, audiences can expect a lively mix of the latest research and practical tools for practising self-compassion.

Both mindfulness and self-compassion are skills that can be learned by anyone, enabling us to ”breathe underwater” and maintain equilibrium when faced with difficult life circumstances. Anna's talks provide an engaging introduction to this increasingly vital topic.


- Russell McVeagh
- Northern Club Pink Ribbon Breakfast
- Auckland Council
- Auckland District Health Board
- Hawke's Bay Primary Care Symposium
- Compassion in Healthcare Conference
-NZ Psychological Society
- University of Auckland
- ProCare
- Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents
- Be Pure
- St Kentigern's College
-Baradene College
- International Coaching Federation

'I invited Anna to speak to the Russell McVeagh Supper Club which was a networking event for senior female clients of the firm. Anna is incredibly knowledgable in an area that is so important for us all to understand. Her knowledge came through when she spoke to us in a very entertaining and engaging manner. I have no hesitation in recommending her and I would love to hear her speak again.'
Pip Greenwood

upcoming sessions

Surf Life: An introduction to the science and practise of self-compassion
DATE: Saturday October 5,
St Luke's Community Centre, Remuera Auckland

This morning workshop is an introduction  to the science and practise of mindfulness and self-compassion. It will include a focus on integrating yin and yang –  both the tender and the fierce aspects of – self-compassion. Yin self-compassion involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way, as we naturally do for our friends who struggle. Yang self-compassion involves taking action in the world to protect, provide and motivate ourselves – saying “no” to others who are hurting us, drawing our boundaries firmly; giving ourselves what we need to be fulfilled mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  In this workshop you will learn a little of the theory, research, and concrete practices from the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program and will include a satisfying mix of experiential learning and science-based insights. It will be relevant for the general public as well as to practising mental health professionals.

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