Feb 4, 2012

Self compassion research

"Self-compassion is different from self-esteem and contributes to many indicators of well-being." James Persinger

According to research by Gilbert and Procter, the key parameters of self-compassion are:

"Kindness involves understanding one's difficulties and being kind and warm in the face of failure or setbacks rather than harshly judgmental and self critical.  Common humanity involves seeing one's experiences as part of the human condition rather than as personal, isolating and shaming.  Mindful acceptance involves mindful awareness and acceptance of painful thoughts and feelings, rather than over-identifying with them.

Today, let us commit to the practice of self-compassion.

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