Self Compassion

By September 18, 2019Blog


Straight from the expert source, Dr Kristen Neff:  Self-compassion involves acting the same way towards yourself when you are having a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself, as you would when you are being kind to yourself. Instead of just ignoring your pain with a “stiff upper lip” mentality, you stop to tell yourself “this is really difficult right now,” how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment?⁠

In contrast to self-esteem, self-compassion is not based on self-evaluations.⁠

Research has showing investigated the relationship between self-compassion, health behaviors, and reactions to illness. In 4 studies in 2013, self-compassion was related to health-related cognitions and affect for healthy and unhealthy participants, and it predicted participants’ reactions to actual illnesses beyond the influence of illness severity and other predictors of health behaviors. Self-compassionate people also indicated they would seek medical attention sooner when experiencing symptoms than people lower in self-compassion. Self-compassion was also related to health-promoting behaviors even after accounting for self-regulatory capabilities and illness cognitions.⁠

Can we use EFT Tapping to increase our own self-compassion levels? ⁠

Absolutely!! Rod Sherwin explored this in a podcast and recorded it. I would highly recommend listening along and tapping at the same time!

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EFT researcher and author Peta Stapleton, Ph.D., brings together the history and cutting-edge research of tapping. She also shows how tapping can be used for a whole host of ailments, including anxiety, weight issues, depression, trauma, and more. Dr. Stapleton’s own groundbreaking study involving food cravings in overweight adults helped establish EFT as an effective, valid form of therapy.

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