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.
Do you criticise yourself on a daily basis? Are you always comparing yourself to others? Kindfulness is there for you. This practical, uplifting guide combines the two hot topics of the moment: mindfulness and self-compassion.
The Buddhist practice of mindfulness first caught on in the West when we began to understand its many practical benefits. Now Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., introduces a practice with even greater life-changing power: compassion.
Feeling Great is based on 40 years of research and more than 40,000 hours treating individuals with severe mood problems. The goal is not just a rapid and complete elimination of negative feelings but the development of joy and enlightenment. In Feeling Great, Dr.
These days it’s hard to count on the world outside. So, it’s vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion—the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world. True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions.
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