A Way to Self-Compassion

“Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior.”

Mark Victor Hansen

It has been one of those weeks in the therapy room where I have had several clients across the board, admitted to self-sabotaging. It seemed almost uncanny to go, “Have you tried self-compassion?”

Here are some links to further reading on cultivating self-compassion:

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

In reducing shaming and blaming,

gain insight into how early life experiences
created their threat based coping safety strategies,

practice parasympathetic activation, for example through
imagery and breathing exercises

Building compassionate capacity around the sense of identity (compassionate self)

opportunities for new emotional
experiences are very important because people are learning the value of compassion
(for themselves and others) through action

Maybe it’s time that you hold out a light for yourself, just like how you would for another person. You’re only human.