Self Compassion

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 16 Mar 2020

The School of Life – TRANSCEND Media Service

It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need–at points–to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation.

 

“When we fail and mess up in our lives (perhaps a project at work goes wrong or a relationship ends), our moods are at risk of heading towards two extremes: self-pity on the one hand, where it is exclusively everyone else’s fault and we bathe in a sense of our innocence and purity. And on the other, self-flagellation, where we blame only ourselves, tear ourselves apart and constantly replay evidence of our waywardness and sheer stupidity…”


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