The Foundation of Self-Compassion
An editor at PsychCentral.com recently asked me, "What do you wish people really understood about self-compassion?" Here is my response.
I wish people really understood that self-compassion is fundamentally about caring about yourself. It’s about treating yourself like you would your best friend: with kindness, attention, love, and responsiveness. It’s saying to yourself, “I’m here for you. I care about you and I want to support you.”
I believe this compassionate attitude towards ourselves is the foundation for sustainable change.