Many people struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Self-compassion can help you manage these difficult feelings and support yourself through difficult times. However, many people may be wondering… what exactly is self-compassion? According to researcher and self-compassion expert Kristin Neff (link to this: http://self-compassion.org/about/), there are three parts to self-compassion:
Self-compassion is a very useful tool for us when we’re feeling at our worst. When we feel low, we can ask ourselves “what would I say to a friend in this situation?” and respond to ourselves with loving kindness instead of criticism. If you’re wondering where your self-compassion level is right now, check out this self-compassion test: http://self-compassion.org/test-how-self-compassionate-you-are/
To learn more about how to become self-compassionate consider booking an appointment with one of our many qualified counsellors. Our counsellors range in a variety of specializations such as depression, anxiety, mindfulness, substance abuse, relationship concerns, and many other life concerns you may have. Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services has 3 locations throughout the Okanagan (Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton) to best support you.
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