Compassion is a positive, energizing emotion.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable being kind to themselves. 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.
Lisa Baylis’s work involves creating positive change in and out of school by awakening the wellbeing of educators, while building resiliency and restoring the joy of teaching.
She is a high school counsellor in the Greater Victoria School District and a point person for positive education and mindfulness within the district. With a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and over 15 years work experience provincially and internationally, Lisa practices and teaches concepts of positive psychology and mindfulness in her classroom and counselling sessions.