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The Powerful (Happiness) Side Effects of Self-Compassion

The Powerful (Happiness) Side Effects of Self-Compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Here are some powerful anti-depressant and anti-anxiety (and happiness) side effects of Self-Compassion:

1) Personal Control – We start to understand that the power to work with difficulty or enjoy life is within us.

2) Self-love and self-worth – As we pay attention to ourselves in a supportive way, we continue to practice caring about ourselves and being worthy of loving attention. What we practice and repeat starts to become automatic.

3) Confidence – There comes a point where we understand that no matter what comes our way, “I can handle it and it’s going to be okay.”


By ELISHA GOLDSTEIN

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Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Mindful Self-Compassion Training | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Open to everyone, including professionals who wish to teach self-compassion to others.


We can learn to respond to life’s challenges with self-compassion, treating ourselves with kindness and understanding even when things go wrong. It’s a skill that can be learned by anyone.


Rapidly expanding research shows that self-compassion is a core healing process. It’s strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying relationships.


This program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Learn to

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Having Trouble Getting Unstuck? Find Self-Compassion

Having Trouble Getting Unstuck? Find Self-Compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Feeling stuck is hard. You want to move forward, but you can’t find the motivation to change. Or perhaps you don’t know how to change! Even in therapy, the very place you expect to see growth, you end up spinning your wheels. Nothing seems to be working, and you begin to wonder how you will ever make progress.

What do you say to yourself when you are mired in uncertainty and disappointment? Do you call yourself a failure, stupid, or worthless? Do you question the value of your dreams or life in general? Or do you offer yourself patience and kindnes
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How to Practice Self-Compassion When You Think You Can’t

How to Practice Self-Compassion When You Think You Can’t | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Self-compassion is powerful. It promotes inner peace. Self-criticism, the opposite of self-compassion and what most of us are used to practicing, “is an experience of inner conflict,” according to Ali Miller, MFT, a therapist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif.. Miller specializes in helping adults live more authentic, empowered and connected lives.


By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY 

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Peer Practice program - Self-empathy

Peer Practice program - Self-empathy | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

The fourteen week Peer Practice program “Self-empathy” will start on February 12th.


In this program you will learn three kinds of self-empathy, as well as establish a regular self-empathy practice, and explore any blocks to practicing regular self-empathy. 

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Ajahn Brahm - Why Practice Self Compassion October 17, 2014

Why practice self-compassion? A public talk at University of Toronto on October 17, 2014. For more information about Ajahn Brahm trips to Canada please check...
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Researchers using virtual reality therapy to teach self-compassion - The Globe and Mail

Researchers using virtual reality therapy to teach self-compassion - The Globe and Mail | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants.
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The Skill of Self-Compassion

The Skill of Self-Compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
During the course, students will learn:
  1. How to stop being so hard on oneself
  2. How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  3. How to motivate oneself with encouragement rather than criticism
  4. How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  5. Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  6. How to manage caregiver fatigue
  7. The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  8. How to become one’s own best teacher
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Self-compassion has many health benefits

Self-compassion has many health benefits | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

A self-compassionate attitude has many psychological and health benefits.


Self-compassion allows one to act autonomously and in accordance with one’s authentic self, rather than comparing oneself to external standards. Self-compassion fosters higher self-worth, less social comparison, less self-consciousness, less anger, and less self-rumination and self-criticism. It also allows one greater ability to self-reflect in order to better understand oneself and others. It is a healthier way of relating to oneself.


Reduced stress


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Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem?

Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem? | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
It's time for us to put down the idea that we have to think well of ourselves at all times to be mature, successful, functional, mentally healthy individuals.


Indeed, this toxic idea can foster a kind of narcissistic ego-based self-story that is bound to blow up on us. Instead of increasing self-esteem content what we need to do is increase self-compassion as the context of all we do.


That deflates ego-based self-stories, as we humbly accept our place as one amongst our fellow human beings, mindfully acknowledging that we all have self-doubt, we all suffer, we all fail from time to time, but none of that means we can't live a life of meaning, purpose, and compassion for ourselves and others.


Teach that to our young people, and we will have provided them a real skill they can use in the real world all their lives.


by Steven C. Hayes

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Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week series

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff (Phd) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (PhD), MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.


Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.


Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. In order to receive the greatest benefits, it is important that participants plan to attend every session.

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Mindful Self-Compassion and Parenting

Mindful Self-Compassion and Parenting | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Self-compassion has three components:

1. The kindness we would show a friend is directed toward ourselves.

2. A recognition that pain and suffering is part of life — it’s something every human being goes through.

3. Mindfulness.


Here are the benefits I have gained from self-compassion:

  • Far less criticism of my husband (phew!).
  • More natural and spontaneous kindness, generosity and forgiveness toward myself and others.
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By KELLIE EDWARDS 

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Self-Compassion -- The Doorway to Wise Leadership

Self-Compassion -- The Doorway to Wise Leadership | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Self-Compassion Cultivation Process

Although becoming a compassionate leader might take practice, what matters is to initiate the journey of personal transformation. Start now. It is never too late to start transforming. Here are some tips to initiate the journey:

Manage the self-criticizer:
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What Self-Care Looks Like

What Self-Care Looks Like | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

One of Miller’s favorite ways to practice self-care is self-empathy.


She described this as “connecting with what I’m feeling and needing when I’m experiencing something challenging, and then making a request of myself or someone else to help me meet whatever needs I become aware of through that process.”

She also gets enough rest, takes baths, practices yoga, meditates, takes fun exercise classes, spends time in nature, attends spiritual services and talks, gets massages, connects with people she loves and laughs as much as possible.

However, she underscored that self-care goes beyond a set of strategies. At its core, self-care is “an attitude toward yourself that you matter, that your needs matter,” Miller said.


By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY


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For Your Daughter to Have Self-Compassion, She Must See It In You First

For Your Daughter to Have Self-Compassion, She Must See It In You First | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
In a world of perfect images, competition and constant critiquing of everything from social behavior, body image (diet and exercise advertisements), celebrity and so on, it is difficult to step back and listen to your own inner voice.


Compassion and empathy for yourself are easily taught. We are social animals and we learn from social modeling, practicing and rehearsing.

Self-compassion, empathy, and self-esteem all have things in common, although they are not equal in outcome. Self-compassion and empathy require self-knowledge.


By Dr. Gail Gross 


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How self-compassion can change the way you see the world by Louise Watson

How self-compassion can change the way you see the world by Louise Watson | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Self-compassion leads to compassion for others

The nicest part of the meditation for me this time was in acknowledging that when all’s said and done, we all want the same thing; we all want to be happy, to have the best life we can have with what we’ve got, and that sometimes, we may go about it the wrong way.


Often, when we make mistakes, we can try to cover our guilt by placing the blame on others; ‘I only did it because of X, Y and Z!’ we cry, ‘I’m a good person; you don’t know what I’ve been through!’

We expect people to forgive us and be compassionate towards us, yet don’t do the same for those who hurt us in some way.

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Loving ourselves more: 10 Tips for greater self-compassion

Loving ourselves more:     10 Tips for greater self-compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Self-compassion is extending compassion to one’s self in circumstances where we perceive ourselves as inadequate or helpless. It’s practice is associated with greater well-being, including diminished anxiety and depression, and better emotional coping skills
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Great tips to reconnect and open our hearts towards ourselves.

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Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem?

Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem? | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Research shows that low self-esteem correlates with poorer mental health outcomes across the board1, increased likelihood of suicide attempts, and difficulty developing supportive social relationships.  

Research also shows that trying to raise low self-esteem artificially comes with its own set of problems, including tendencies toward narcissism, antisocial behavior, and avoiding challenging activities that may threaten one's self-concept.

This division in the research has led to a division amongst psychologists about how important self-esteem is, whether or not it's useful to help people improve their self-esteem, and what the best practices are for accomplishing that. 


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Kristin Neff: The Three Components of Self-Compassion

The world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program explains the core features of self-compassion.
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Video: Researchers using virtual reality therapy to teach self-compassion

Video: Researchers using virtual reality therapy to teach self-compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants.


The scientists behind the study are now investigating the longevity of the therapy and say it could be applied to treat a range of clinical conditions. Matthew Stock reports.

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Self-compassion has many health benefits

Self-compassion has many health benefits | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
You have probably heard a lot about mindfulness over the years. Self-compassion is a natural byproduct of mindfulness, as a self-compassionate attitude asks us to be mindful of how we are relating to ourselves.



Self-compassion is commonly defined as the ability to adopt a stance of self-kindness, feel a sense of connection to others, and be mindful of one’s thoughts and feelings in the context of one’s experience of pain and suffering.


There are three elements that are inherent within self-compassion. Self-kindness, or the tendency to be kind and understanding toward oneself in instances of pain or failure, rather than being harshly self-critical or judgmental.

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Mindfulness Northwest: Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8 week course

Mindfulness Northwest:  Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8 week course | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8 week course (including a half day retreat) that is designed to give participants concrete and practical ways to treat themselves with more kindness.  Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who are very hard on ourselves. 


The course includes guided meditations, exercises, and direct learning.  No meditation experience is required - beginners welcome!  For more information please visit my website, http://cittapsychotherapy.com/mindful-self-compassion.html.


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Mindful Self-Compassion

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

Mindful Self-Compassion Trainings I have completed the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training through the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness.

 

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 9 session training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

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How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than Self-Esteem - PsychCentral.com (blog)

How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than Self-Esteem - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it
“Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg


A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women...

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25 Questions for Cultivating Self-Compassion

25 Questions for Cultivating Self-Compassion | Self-Empathy | Scoop.it

As I wrote in this piece on journaling prompts for self-reflection and self-discovery, part of building a healthy relationship with ourselves is keeping an open and honest dialogue. It’s continually asking ourselves questions and welcoming the answers. It’s getting to know ourselves, at our core.

Another part of building a healthy relationship is cultivating self-compassion. But I know that for many of us this is hard. Really hard. Being kind feels foreign, and unnatural. Instead, after many years, our automatic reaction may be to bash, berate and bully ourselves.


Here’s a list of 25 questions to help you take small steps in being kinder to yourself.

  1. How would I like to feel today?
  2. What’s one small step I can take to cultivate this feeling?
  3. What do I need right now?
  4. ....


by MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. 

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