self compassion

Self-compassion is emerging as a balm for many modern day ailments, arising out of scientific studies into the health benefits associated with mindfulness.

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.


As a former journalist, the opportunity to give a talk on 'self-compassion as an antidote to stress and burnout' at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club was a special privilege. It was wonderful to be in this history-laden building with framed historic front pages of famous newspapers lining the walls, and to imagine the many journalists who had met there over the years and the stories those bricks could tell.

upcoming sessions

Kindness Matters: An introduction to the science and practise of self-compassion
NZ Psychological Society
DATE: May, 2019, Auckland and Wellington

Workshop 1. Auckland May 7, 2019

Wellington May 22, 2019

To register directly see: http://www.psychology.org.nz/pd-events/nzpss-events/#cid=884&wid=301

register interest
Kindness Matters: Self-compassion in clinical practise. NZ Psychological Society
DATE: May 2019, Auckland and Wellington

Workshop 2.Auckland May 8, 2019

Wellington May 23, 2019

To register directly see: http://www.psychology.org.nz/pd-events/nzpss-events/#cid=884&wid=301