by Dr. Jan Newman
According to Kristin Neff, a leading researcher on self-compassion, self-compassion has three component processes (and shadow processes):
Self-kindness (vs. self blame)
Mindfulness (vs. overidentification with internal experience)
Common humanity (vs. isolation)
Check out Dr. Newman’s podcast episode that discusses why high performers struggle so much with self-compassion, why it’s important, and how to practice it. Warning: references to Taylor Swift are abundant.
(to access some resources you may need to sign up for his email list)
How to Develop Self-Compassion (free ebook)
Affectionate Breathing (21 minutes)
Compassionate Body Scan (24 minutes)
Loving-Kindness Meditation (20 minutes)
Noting Your Emotions (18 minutes)
Self-Compassion Test (based on Dr. Neff’s validated Self-Compassion Scales)
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