The Importance of Developing Self-Compassion

Welcome to episode 43 of the Voices of Mental Health podcast. On this episode, Lauren and Amanda discuss the importance of cultivating self-compassion & positive self-talk. They dive into what self-compassion is, how you can practice it and why we struggle with self-compassion.

Topics:

Western culture discourages self-compassion

Self-criticism

Making Mistakes

Ways to practice self-compassion: Ask yourself the following questions, journal about your answers and reframe your thinking to include more self-compassion and positive self-talk.

Ask yourself what you usually criticize yourself for - work, appearance, personality?

How do you talk to yourself when you make or notice a mistake? Is is kind or highly critical? If the latter, how does it make you feel inside?

Does being self-critical actually motivate you or does it make you depressed?

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