‘Self-Compassion’ by Kristin Neff

‘… and you forget to say, “This is really difficult, this is really stressful. I need some soothing and comforting”. Most people forget that they need to give that to themselves.’

Self-compassion is not just essential for recovery, but also just for life in general. Kristin Neff, a leading expert in the ‘field’ of self-compassion, has a wonderful website on the topic.

Here is the first in a series of introductory videos on self-compassion that Kristin has made. You can link to the other videos from the YouTube page that this video is on.


  1. Bash O'Khana says:

    Compassion is what we need the most to ourselves only then can we be authentic and courageous enough to give genuine Compassion to others. Addiction or substance misuse is actually self-abuse and a form of self-harm. Doing the things we do knowing the pain we are going to suffer as a consequence but we do it regardless only to feel remorse and shame. Compassion allows us to accept our common humanity. Learning to sit with uncomfortable emotions with compassion and acceptance through Mindfulness and Loving Kindness meditation are so helpful. I Love Recovery,its given me the ability to be genuinely compassionate to myself and others. Sounds True.com have some great audios of Kristen Neff ad Tara Brach.

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