Self-Compassion for Counsellors: An antidote to the inner-critic
Rapidly expanding research shows mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with reduced anxiety, depression and stress, improved emotional wellbeing, maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits and satisfying personal relationships. In this short session, you will learn the basic components of how to apply mindful self-compassion to your life and experience the profound benefits especially when it comes to dealing with the difficult emotion of shame.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation or self-absorption. 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.