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Joseph Ciarrochi and colleagues on self-compassion and perfectionism

  Many of you will be interested in our new paper showing that self-compassion can protect one from the downsides of maladaptive perfectionism. The paper is led by Madeleine Ferrari (watch this space for more cool work from her). A core idea of the paper is that you can’t really stop people from having perfectionistic thoughts, especially[…]

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DNA-V online self-paced course is live at last!

Hi everyone, We are excited to invite you all to our new DNA-V online course. After years of pouring our heart and soul into a youth model of acceptance, mindfulness and positive psychology we are thrilled to be able to spread it to the people who work with teens no matter where they are or what their profession—clinicians, counselors, social workers,[…]


Download the latest resource – Helping families build their social-view

  Click here to download the tip sheet – DNA-v tip sheet – Social view at home Relationships are the essential ingredient to our health and wellbeing. In DNA-v we call this ingredient ‘social-view’. We try to build social-view skills to help kids, parents and carers strengthen their relationships. Social-view can help bring together your knowledge of attachments, friendships, connection, value[…]

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Discoverer helps us learn and grow

We have just finished a series of workshops in schools, including evening talks to parents, and this has left me with a sense that we need to do more to help professionals understand the discoverer in DNA-v.   The Discoverer is a behavioural process, linked theoretically to evolutionary principles of variation and selection. It is not synonymous with[…]