“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day.
A string of such moments can change your life”
- Chris Germer.
What is Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Mindfulness is the process of learning to notice…. this breath.… this moment or …. this feeling. Living mindfully means taking time to hear the bird calls or the wind in the trees rather than losing ourselves in rushing through the busyness of our daily lives.
Mindful self-compassion combines the practices of mindfulness with self-compassion and can be learnt by anyone.
Using our mindfulness we may also start to notice our self-critical voice bringing constant stress. Self-compassion can help us speak to ourselves in a wiser, more compassionate voice.
We can become best friends with ourselves and learn to support ourselves using calming soothing practices through very challenging life experiences.
If we can perceive our challenges as opportunities for personal spiritual practice then we can befriend them and begin to enjoy life again.
Rapidly expanding research finds the practice of MSC promotes better health, well-being, satisfying relationships and higher functioning at work. There are reductions in anxiety, depression, rumination, perfectionism, body-shame and fear of failure.