Helga will be asking, in what ways are you already good enough? Through exploring this question, she will show how Self-Compassion and acceptance is vital and what it means and how it helps nurture balanced mental health and open to life’s opportunities. She will talk about how being highly self-critical (the opposite of self-compassion) causes us stress and lowers our well-being. This opportunity will o er an increased knowledge of positive psychology and its methods for good mental health and well-being, and, increased knowledge of self-compassion.
Helga’s own personal struggles in her early years were the seed for her journey, today she is an expert in psychological well-being and positive psychology and is a CMA-certified teacher in mindfulness. She teaches positive psychology at the University of Reykjavík, she also works as a counsellor at the Icelandic Mental Health Alliance (Geðhjálp) and delivers seminars mostly for people struggling with addiction, unemployment or other challenges. Her work is about helping people develop ways increase their psychological wellbeing, i.e. through mindfulness, self-compassion and positive psychology interventions.