Self compassionate people handle difficult life events (like major illness or grief) really well. Here's a brief summary of a comprehensive study on self-compassion and why you would likely benefit from more of it:
- Are you having trouble engaging with an experience of grief? Self-compassion can help you effectively face the reality of your internal experience.
- Grievers often wrestle with conflicts around responsibility, blame, and regret that lead to feeling guilty. Self-compassion is an effective tool for managing this.
- Are you low on self-compassion? If so, you're likely being unnecessarily hard on yourself, viewing your behavior as worse than it would be viewed by an outside observer.
- Are you afraid that the worst is yet to come? Practicing self-compassion now will prepare you to more effectively handle future difficulty.
Do you want to feel better by learning how to be more self-compassionate? Give me a call at 720-515-9427 and let's schedule a meeting.