For our very first Take-Time Tuesday, we are focussing on the work of Kristin Neff, author of Self Compassion (2011). Self-compassion refers to giving the same kindness towards ourselves (even if we are experiencing a difficult time) as we would to a good friend. It is considering how you can care and comfort yourself in the moment.
Research has shown that greater self-compassion correlates with lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress. So today, we are looking at ways you might begin to practice self-compassion.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete”
– Jack Kornfield