"“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” Christopher Germer
Mara Elwood is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher based in Auckland and teaching both in Auckland and on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. She has been a practitioner of Mindfulness and Meditation for over 17 years and regularly attends residential retreats in New Zealand and abroad. She feels her own journey with Meditation and Mindfulness have had profound effects on her own life, well-being, parenting, and relationships. She offers engagement with these valuable practices, in order to spread compassion in the world.
The benefits of Mindfulness and Self-compassion have been proven in numerous studies, showing that learning to be kind to oneself in the face of life’s inevitable struggles can reduce anxiety and depression, allowing for a more resilient and easeful existence.