Self-Compassion – A Kind Relationship with Self That You Must Cultivate
Self-compassion is a way for you to respond to yourself with the same level of kindness that you likely respond to others with. For many people, this is much easier said than done. Developing a relationship with yourself that is founded in understanding, acceptance, and gentleness is not always easy, but it is possible.
To understand how to become more self-compassionate, it is important to first develop an understanding of the various components of self-compassion. A lot of us hear about self-compassion, but there is rarely a conversation about what that means in practice. Below are the three components of self-compassion, as described by Dr. Kristin Neff, a key researcher into this important practice.
If you are ready to begin developing this more compassionate relationship with yourself, you can learn more at https://self-compassion.org/. You can reach out to a counselor when you are ready to begin putting these principles into practice and making changes in the ways that will matter to you most.
Janet Slay, LCMHCA