Self-compassion in recovery from depression.

A while ago I wrote about self-compassion and also about the inner critic. These themes play in my mind a lot and I took a deeper dive. So today I’ll elaborate on these previous posts.   Compassion is a recognition of and engagement with suffering, together with a commitment to alleviate or to prevent it. … Continue reading Self-compassion in recovery from depression.

What is self-compassion?

What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is not very different of feeling compassion towards others. Dr Kristin Neff [1] describes its components.   1. Recognizing suffering. First you need to recognize suffering. This first step is quite difficult for me as I was raised to ‘work through it’ and to ‘keep my chin up’. The question I … Continue reading What is self-compassion?