Aug 03, 10:00 AM EDT

The Self-Care Toolbox: Self-Compassion Break

Much of the conversation around empathy, kindness and compassion is focused on directing these helpful, nurturing and pro-social emotional states towards others. But what about treating ourselves in the same caring, nurturing way? In this episode, we will not only explore the psychological value of self-compassion, but we'll also engage in a self-compassion exercise developed by the leading researcher in this field, Dr. Kristin Neff.

About Teodora Pavkovic

Teodora is a New York-Singapore-based psychologist and parenting coach with over a decade of international experience helping both children and adults improve their emotional and mental well-being. Her unique approach draws from the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), emotional intelligence, positive neuroplasticity, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory as well as Strategic Intervention Coaching. She uses research-based tools to help her clients lead fulfilling and intentional lives. Learn more about her work at

About Teodora Talks Tech

The modern pace of life, and technology's role in speeding it up, is making it increasingly hard to maintain presence, focus and emotional balance. In an increasingly online world, how can we gain insight into our problematic digital habits and develop best-practices that help us use technology in ways that support our mental health? In this series, therapist and parenting coach, Teodora Pavkovic, will explore what digital wellness means for children and adults, and how we can go about forming healthy relationships with our tech in the present, and prepare for innovations that are yet to come. 

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