Marion Rose, PhD talks about what self-compassion is, how it has helped her, common myths about it and how you can cultivate a self-compassion practice. We also talk about what makes parenting hard. What does she mean when she asks: are you hitting yourself with emotional sticks? Prior to becoming a mother she had done a lot of healing. She also had a great deal of experience in working with mothers and infants and in her own words she felt really prepared for motherhood.
It was after her divorce that Marion found herself in the midst of an emotional hardship. It triggered past wounds of separation in her as she had a premature birth and as a baby she was in a NICU.
She also walks us through a simple yet powerful practice she has developed called the Inner Loving Mother and more.
- if you were to strip away all the roles and titles you have, who are you underneath?
- can you respond compassionately when your triggers get pushed?
- what makes parenting hard
- a step by step self-compassion practice that you can do anytime anywhere
About my guest
Marion Rose has a 30 year history in developmental psychology and psychotherapy, with a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
She has been a University Research Fellow in infant development and has been supporting mothers with pregnancy, birth and parenting since 2001,
Also, she is an Aware Parenting Instructor since 2005. She lives in Australia with her two children; a 16 year old daughter and an 11 year old son.
Resources and links
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