Self Compassion_Jodie Cooper positive psychology coach and speaker. What is Self Compassion?

What is Self Compassion

I’m often asked “What is Self Compassion?” Well, to make it really simple, it’s being kind to yourself. It’s interesting how business works, it seems clients’ always come in clusters with similar challenges. With each group of clients I find there is a message for me, something pertinent that I need to learn myself. It’s…

How Play changed my mind

I recently used the intervention of Play to improve my own personal wellbeing as an assignment, and I loved it. Here’s how it went…. Like most professionals, sometimes my life can become demanding. I have two children (aged 6 & 7), run my own business, am undertaking the MAPP, am on the school P &…

Kokoda

Kokoda – A journey within

In the year 2000 I was in the Army Reserves and an opportunity came up to go to PNG and walk the Kokoda trail. Me being me, I’d trained for months before we left, I’d hike up Sublime point from Austinmer to Bulli tops with a 15kg pack, sometimes twice a day. I was determined…

Wise up to Willpower

Recently I’ve been reading Roy Baumeister’s book ‘Will Power’ and it’s information is critical to anyone that’s trying to improve their lives, and I think that’s pretty much all of us! I created a workshop around ‘wise up to willpower’ based on his book and other new info I’ve come across, here are the key…

PERMA-H: 6 Easy steps towards wellbeing

  PERMA is a theory of Well being developed within the field of positive Psychology by Dr Martin Seligman and his team. His theory suggest when we pay deliberate attention to 5 elements and take positive action towards them we will not only improve our individual well being, but also that of our organisations and…

Why are we so depressed?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our societies unhealthy levels of depression, and I keep coming back to ‘why are we so depressed? The Black Dog Institute states that one in 5 Australians (aged 16 – 85) experience mental illness in any year. That’s a whopping 20% of our adult population that’s got mental…