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Self-Compassion



Self-compassion is the ability to extend kindness and understanding to oneself in the face of perceived failures, inadequacies, or in instances of general personal suffering. This doesn’t mean feeling sorry for yourself, or being self-indulgent or weak, but simply that instead of beating yourself up for failing, you treat yourself as you would treat a friend who was facing a similar situation. In this way, self-compassion goes beyond a basic acceptance of one’s experiences to embracing oneself with warmth and understanding in the face of difficulty or distress. There is now empirical evidence that self-compassion, practiced regularly, helps train the brain away from shame and toward feelings of happiness and joy.

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Self Compassion

It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation.

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The Comfort Book

The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library, for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.

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Cultivate Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff’s life-changing strategies can help you be kinder to yourself.

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FindCenterLetting ourselves be forgiven is one of the most difficult healings we will undertake. And one of the most fruitful.

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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxcentennialparkwomen

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The Compassionate Mind

Compassion and particularly compassion towards oneself can have a significant impact on our well-being and mental health. Developing our sense of compassion can affect many areas of our lives, in particular our relationships with other people.

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Why Women Need Fierce Self-Compassion

Compassion isn’t always soft and gentle; sometimes it means being forceful and fierce.

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FindCenterOnly through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.

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How to Be a Friend to Yourself

The person we may find it hardest to be kind and sympathetic to is, surprisingly, ourselves. Yet being a friend to ourselves provides the only viable basis for living an emotionally fulfilled life.

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Self Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

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