A Healthier Way of Relating of Relating to Ourself


Tribeza2croppedhires-sKristen Neff’s website provides a useful resource on self-compassion.


See: http://www.self-compassion.org/


Her book, is one of the best reads I’ve had in a long time.


The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and others strongly suggests that people who are more self-compassionate lead healthier, more productive lives than those who are self-critical. And the feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are highly stable. Self-compassion steps in precisely when we fall down, allowing us to get up and try again.


There is generally a lack of self-compassion in our culture, so when things are difficult, we tend to beat ourselves up about feeling bad. The self-compassion break encourages us to acknowledge when we are suffering , to accept how we feel without judgement, and then acknowledge that other people are suffering as well in that moment.



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