‘The three elements of self-compassion’ by Kristin Neff

NeffI continue to look at Kristin Neff’s views on self-compassion from her very informative and helpful website. Here, she describes the three elements that underlie self-compassion: 

Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism. 

Self-compassionate people recognize that being imperfect, failing, and experiencing life difficulties is inevitable, so they tend to be gentle with themselves when confronted with painful experiences rather than getting angry when life falls short of set ideals.

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