What is self-Compassion?
It can be to be kind and gentle to oneself when we encounter pain and personal shortcomings, rather than hurting, ignoring or self-criticism. Where our negative thoughts and emotions can be observed with an openness. A non-judgemental space within us where we don’t have to supress or deny our thoughts or feelings. To accept where you are without judgement or negative self-take.
A willingness to love oneself un- conditionally. To offer understanding and kindness when we experience failure or make mistakes. By asking yourself how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment?
Is it difficult to be self – compassionate?
Are you your own worst critic? Is it common to beat yourself up about mistakes or personal shortcomings? Does self -criticism make you feel anxious, depressed and unhappy in your life. Do you call yourself names? Do you replay your mistakes over in your head as a way of beating yourself up?
The benefits of self-compassion
Self- compassionate individuals can experience greater psychological health .It can be linked to lower tendencies towards self- criticism, depression and anxiety.
Self –compassion means you are kind and understanding when met with difficult times in life rather than being critical and judging yourself.
Acknowledging that suffering and personal failure is a universal experience can be freeing.
Tips for self-compassion
How can Psychotherapy / Counselling Help
Psychotherapy can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. It is valuable as an aid to personal growth, can help to develop self-confidence, self-compassion, and improve your sense of wellbeing.
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