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Healing through Self Compassion

May 12, 2021
Healing through Self Compassion

We show compassion and care for others, so why is it so difficult to show ourselves compassion when we need it? My guest in conversation is Maria Paterakis, The Future Proofing Cousellor and Mentor. In this episode, Healing through Self Compassion, we discuss:

  • What Self-Compassion is and why it is so difficult to show ourselves some love
  • Renovation through Self-Care
  • Why being the ‘rock’ for family and friends can sometimes be detrimental to your well-being
  • The benefits of showing self-compassion

Plus Maria shares two exercises to help us focus on self.

Healing through Self Compassion

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Meet Maria

Healing through self-compassion

Maria has a background in Psychology, and for over 25 years has been dedicated to supporting people and communities to connect with their potential, build their resilience and live with confidence and purpose.   

In her counselling and mentoring business she has created a system for Future Proofing 4 Life. She has seen first hand how knowing your purpose can change the trajectory of your life. With her own purpose in mind, she started a second business in marketing, working with her sister and bringing together their combined skills of marketing and psychology. She believes that potential never ends, only the way we view our potential. 

A mother of 2 small children, Maria has carved a career for herself to suit her and her young family, as well as her husband’s mining career. She understands how caring for others and living your personal desires and purpose can seem at odds at times. Her parents are her greatest inspiration, with her father living a life of purpose and her mother a life of obligation. Her career in psychology, government policy and politics, as well as research and client work, have led her to where she is today…. The Future Proofing Counsellor and Mentor, Helping you to re-imagine life longevity through resilience and purpose.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Donna Connolly May 12, 2021 at 10:38

    Hi, Sue and Maria – This is another great video/podcast. Again, you have given us thought-provoking tips and reminders — especially about letting our vulnerability show, and the pressure of being of continually being a rock for others. Lots to think about here. Thank you!

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