by Emily Murray, PT, DP
Self-compassion is one of the latest hot topics in health and wellbeing for so many great reasons. People who practice self-compassion likely experience more happiness, have stronger personal initiative, enjoy greater overall health, are more apt to treat others compassionately, and tend to have greater awareness of their interconnectivity with all of humanity (1, 5, 12, 13, 14). But what is self-compassion and how does one cultivate it? Within this piece, I define self-compassion, review some of the available literature, and share ways to increase self-compassion through practice. In studying and working in healthcare for the past 10 years, I think that self-compassion is the much-needed revival that starts with us and has the capability to make a profound, positive impact on us all.
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