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Cultivating Self Compassion (May)

Self Compassion


Learn to challenge unhelpful thoughts and talk to yourself with a compassionate voice. Do you find yourself constantly thinking negative or mean thoughts about yourself? If so, it’s time to stop, give yourself a break and cultivate self-compassion. This course will teach you skills to build your self-confidence, set healthy boundaries within relationships and re-parent yourself with self-care. Led by a qualified therapist, this small-group practical course will be held in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.


Run via six, two-hour sessions, with a qualified therapist, this course can be run in-person or online. Attendees will gain valuable skills in reducing stress & worry, assisting in rising above your fear and creating a rich and meaningful life.

Week 1 – Understanding the key elements of self-compassion

Week 2 – The difference between self-esteem and self-compassion

Week 3 – Techniques to regulate your emotions

Week 4 – Challenging unhelpful thoughts and developing a compassionate voice

Week 5 – Setting healthy boundaries

Week 6 – Reparenting yourself with self-care routines and rituals


Elaine has over ten years’ experience in primary education having worked in the UK and Australia with a focus on special educational needs and inclusion. She is passionate about enhancing the wellbeing and learning outcomes of all individuals.  She is excited merging her passion for teaching and learning with counselling skills gained in 2019 upon completion of a Graduate Diploma. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys time spent with family and friends and listening to live music.


PGDip Counselling
PGDip Specific Learning Difficulties
PGC Special Educational Needs Coordination
PGC Primary Education
Bsc (Hons) Social Psychology


WHEN: Mondays 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (6 sessions), 13th of May – 24th of June

VENUE: Group Room (Suite 7, Level 1 Gosnells Community Lotteries House, 2232c Albany Highway Gosnells)

COST: Series of 6 – $90 Concession/$120 non concession per person

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