Most people think compassion is a good quality, being kind, fellow feeling, understanding, empathy. But we seem less sure about self-compassion. Do you see self-compassion as self-centred, self-pity, self-serving, self-indulgent, selfish?
What happens when we self-criticise? We push ourselves too hard, lose faith in ourselves, become afraid of failure.
Self–compassion is comprised of three elements: mindfulness, common humanity, and self–kindness.
In the following video, Kristin Neff tackles the misconceptions that stop us from being kinder to ourselves…..