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Professor Paul Gilbert – Strengthening the Mind through The Power of Self-Compassion

Professor Paul Gilbert – Strengthening the Mind through The Power of Self-Compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Earlier this year Professor Paul Gilbert gave a talk in Lismore on strengthening the mind through the power of self-compassion.
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Family Camp Deleted Scene: Elana Demonstrates Self Empathy - YouTube

This is a deleted scene from a 35 min documentary about Family Heart Camp in Vashon Island, WA which gathers families yearly to learn and practice nonviolent communication in a community setting.
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Self-compassion may help diabetics control their disease 

Self-compassion may help diabetics control their disease  | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Reducing the stress of managing diabetes might even have biological effects that improve the condition, they add.

This is the first randomized controlled trial of a self-compassion intervention among people with diabetes, lead author Anna Friis told Reuters Health by email.

"Self-compassion-based treatments are founded on the notion that our tendency to be harshly self-critical or judgmental when we feel we have 'failed' or done something wrong makes our stress and distress worse," said Friss, a psychologist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.


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Building Self-Compassion 

Building Self-Compassion  | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Kristin suggests self-compassion has three core qualities – mindfulness, connectedness and self-kindness. She has developed a suite of tools specifically designed to strengthen self-compassion through the practice of these three core qualities.

 

Here are five of my favourite:

  1. Guided meditations – choose from a range of five minutes to twenty-five minutes meditations to calm your mind, notice your emotions and increase your self-compassion.
  2. How would you treat a friend...
  3. Give yourself a self-compassion break...
  4. Being the criticizer, the criticized, and the compassionate observer...
  5. Keep a self-compassion journal...

 

 

By Michelle McQuaid

 

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
This two-day workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. 


MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing.  Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts).  Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves.  Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. 

 

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Forget Self-Esteem—Try Self-Compassion Instead

Forget Self-Esteem—Try Self-Compassion Instead | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
I recently interviewed Neff about how self-esteem fails us and how we can boost our compassion for ourselves instead. An edited version of the conversation follows.

Olga Khazan: What are some contexts in which we usually hear about boosting self-esteem?

Kristin Neff: Well, it seems like it's just deeply permeated, especially American culture, where we have very high levels of self-esteem and narcissism. I think because of the big self-esteem movement, people just got it in their heads that the key to psychological health was self-esteem. Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell showed that because of this emphasis on self-esteem, we actually got a generation of narcissists. I think it’s generally out there in the culture, but maybe especially among parents and educators.
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Video: Clinton: 'I have a lot of empathy' for Sanders

Video: Clinton: 'I have a lot of empathy' for Sanders | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton says she understands Bernie Sanders’s decision not to drop out of the Democratic race for the presidency despite his long odds of winning the party's nomination. 

"I have a lot of empathy about this. I ran to the very end in 2008, and I won nine of the last 12 contests, people forget that," Clinton said during a Wednesday interview on CNN. 
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Self Empathy Meditation Live Downing Mindful Communication session 2

A Meditative journey with Mindful Self Empathy to accompany those parts tender, hurt, distressed etc
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Empathy Circles: Phase One: Arriving with Self-Empathy

Empathy Circles: Phase One: Arriving with Self-Empathy | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
How self-empathy differs from self-compassion


Although self-compassion has been researched extensively over the past decade, self-empathy has gained little attention. Maybe this is because the two are often used interchangeably, or maybe because self-compassion is more solution focussed in its relationship to suffering. As with self-compassion, self-empathy requires a 'tuning into' our own current state of being with full awareness.


But unlike self-compassion, in self-empathy we do not focus solely on the suffering within but pay attention to our complete inner experience. Moreover, we observe without judgement but also without the focus of bringing kindness to the observed (as we would when practising self-compassion).


Self-empathy serves to bring clarity and space to our inner experienced world. It is a form of respectful inner listening, with a readiness to take seriously whatever signals arise internally. It opens us up, yet we are not swept along by the experience itself as when we feel overtaken by an emotion. We also do not look for ways to change what we experience in any direction, we only observe and sense what really takes place.



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Amazon.com: Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation

Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation

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Filled with illuminating case examples, Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy shows readers how to apply self-compassion practices in treatment. The first two chapters illuminate what self-compassion is, the science behind it, and why it is so beneficial in therapy.


The rest of the book unpacks practical clinical applications, covering not only basic clinical principles but also specific, evidence-based techniques for building affect tolerance, affect regulation, and mindful thinking, working with self-criticism, self-sabotage, trauma, addiction, relationship problems, psychosis, and more, and overcoming common roadblocks.

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school for lifeSelf 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 importance of self-compassion  

The importance of self-compassion   | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
A lot of college students sacrifice their mental and physical health in order to get the grades they want. I would know, since I’m one of them. While sleep deprivation and an empty stomach might seem like a small price to pay for a good grade, these behaviors can be detrimental in the long run.

Beside the physical consequences such as a higher risk for heart attack and slower metabolism, pushing ourselves to exhaustion can be extremely harmful to our mental health and social life. Hunger and sleep deprivation can make us irritated and cause us to lash out at our friends. Additionally, the mental and physical fatigue can cause us to burn out and fail in times of stress.
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Self-Compassion with Dr Kristin Neff - YouTube

Dr Kristin Neff shows how we can be happier - and better placed to help others - by learning to be kind and compassionate to ourselves. This talk was filmed at an Action for Happiness event in London on 26 July 2016. www.actionforhappiness.org

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Mindful Self-Compassion Makes Me a Better Therapist

Mindful Self-Compassion Makes Me a Better Therapist | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Mindful Self-Compassion is an invaluable tool for teaching my clients to navigate through suffering while it helps me avoid caregiving fatigue.

 

In his workshops and in the book, Wisdom & Compassion in Psychotherapy, Dr. Germer teaches a technique of self-compassion – compassionate breathing to use when working with difficult clients. We’ve all had them – clients whose stories are tragic, heartbreaking, harrowing. We want to be empathetic, but not take it all on ourselves (aren’t we calling this caregiver fatigue lately?).

 

With this technique, we not only cultivate healthy compassion for our clients, but we are able to recharge our own batteries so we have more to give.

 

Dr. Germer talks about taking in a deep breath of compassion for ourselves, then exhaling kindness and compassion for the other person (client).

 

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Self-Compassion Outweighs Self-Esteem for Resilience & Empowerment - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

Self-Compassion Outweighs Self-Esteem for Resilience & Empowerment - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Strive for more, work even harder, aim to be the best! We live in a society that regularly sends us such messages. Meanwhile, most of us don’t stop to consider whether our goals are possible or whether they would even bring us lasting happiness.

 

Even if we were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, our status as reigning champion would only last a few years and would most likely be accompanied by anxiety about losing in the future. On my first day at Yale, one of the deans proclaimed, “You are not only the elite; you are the elite of the elite,” and I still remember the wave of nausea this comment evoked in me. Success, after all, is a precarious position

 

. While we strive to become infallible and to retain our position at the top, we cannot escape suffering.

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Deepening Our Ability To Be Our Own Best Friends: Residential Self-Empathy Intensives – NYCNVC

Deepening Our Ability To Be Our Own Best Friends: Residential Self-Empathy Intensives – NYCNVC | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

As we study and practice NVC, we learn that our ability to self-empathize is a requisite skill for living out our NVC consciousness in the world. Deep empathy, dialogue, mediation, teaching NVC, and perhaps most importantly, knowing what we want to do, versus what we think we should do, are all supported by our skills in self-empathy.


This ability to self-empathize is a key to being compassionate with ourselves, in our significant relationships and in our professional lives. Through self-empathy we can understand what we want and how to get it in a way that is in harmony with our values.  We can hold a more compassionate view of the world more often. We can practice NVC anywhere and everywhere.

 

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Forget Self-Esteem—Try Self-Compassion Instead

Forget Self-Esteem—Try Self-Compassion Instead | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

In 1986, California state assemblyman John Vasconcellos came up with what he believed could be “a vaccine for major social ills” like teen pregnancy and drug abuse: a special task-force to promote self-esteem among Californians. The effort folded three years later, and was widely considered not to have accomplished much.

To Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that’s not surprising. Though self-esteem continues to reverberate as a pop-psych cure-all, the quest for inflated egos, in her view, is misguided and largely pointless

 

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Join the Empathy Trainers Association - Now Forming

Join the Empathy Trainers Association - Now Forming | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

The Association For

  1. Empathy Trainers who have similar and common interests, activities and concerns about teaching empathy.
  2. Mutual promotion of the welfare of all it’s members.
  3. Protect and advance mutual interests.
  4. Set and maintain standards.
  5. Promote social, advertising and political action to get communities, organizations, businesses and government to support empathy training programs.
  6. etc


Benefits for Members

  • Access to training curriculum from other members.
  • Share training materials and resources.
  • A directory of empathy trainers that prospective clients can access. For Clients - If you're looking for a trainer you have a place to go 
  • Offer business support and leads to members. 
  • Discussion forums listservs.
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What is Self Empathy and When Do You Need It?

Are you your own worst enemy at times? Spend 4 minutes with Nonviolent Communication trainer Rodger Sorrow learning about self-empathy and why it's s
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See this illustration of Kristin Neff’s three steps for self-compassion

See this illustration of Kristin Neff’s three steps for self-compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Inspired by Kristen Neff’s article on self-compassion in the November Shambhala Sun, graphic recorder and Shambhala Sun reader Johnine Byrne created this wonderful graphic recording of Neff’s three steps for self-compassion.

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Self-Compassion: The Importance of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion: The Importance of Being Kind to Yourself | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Self-compassion is currently a hot trend in positive psychology research, and the outcomes are exciting.


Researchers, such as Kristin Neff, PhD, are showing that increased self-compassion can contribute to increased feelings of wellbeing, and decreased anxiety and depression. Plus, self-compassion is simple to understand and relatively easy to adopt into one’s daily life!   Here is what you need to know to get started….

There are three steps to accessing self-compassion in any given moment of pain. If followed, these steps can ease the pain and suffering of a difficult moment.


Step 1: Recognize that you are hurting and name that emotion..

Step 2: Remember that other people hurt too...

Step 3: Finally, remember to BE KIND TO YOURSELF...  

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