Self-Compassion Series: What Is Self-Compassion?
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Dr Alicia Franklin & Dr Kassandra Gratwick-Sarll
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Curious to know what self-compassion is? Learn the ins and outs of what self-compassion is and don't forget to check out the other sessions in this self-compassion series. 
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20 reflections
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Susie
What is Self compassion
Helpful reminder to be kind and understanding to myself...especially when the tendency is to self criticize or “swallow” the difficult emotions. The awareness that everyone suffers to some degree reminds me that I am not alone. 🙏🏻
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Easy in concept
The idea sounds simply and easy, but why is it so difficult to treat myself the way I’d treat others? I’d extend kindness to others, but I’m very hard on myself. Working on this!
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Jose
Self Compassion
This exercise was good for practicing the love for yourself and you above everything else.
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Barb
Helpful with regrets
Some part of grief is regret; when it’s a parent for whom you grieve, it’s regrets - however many, however few - that stab at us as much as the feelings of loss and fear. Whether or not the person ever forgave us, it is our task to find peace, and self-forgiveness. And self-compassion is an intrinsic part of that process, or habit, or practice, or whatever you want to call it. Not sure I’m there yet with my dad, who passed away Monday morning, but I expect it will take a long time. I guess it’s recalling the events I regret, and then being mindful of his most simple “I love you”s in his last weeks. And I know that I am very lucky to have that.
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Joyce
Acknowledging the Struggle
A good intention for the day, to recognize when I’m struggling and mindfully work through it, rather than just pushing ahead and ignoring the difficulty to get past it. A little scary- if I don’t ignore it I fear I have a higher chance in being caught up in it, but I also have a better chance of coming to peace with whatever it is long-term. Namaste
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Walter J
Struggling...
Unfortunately, I was struggling to hear this session clearly. I could not hear fast enough to catch everything they were saying & there seemed to be either a volume issue or background noise when recorded. I heard them define Compassion as “with pain” as in feeling the pain of another or ourselves. What I got out of it was struggling is not bad. It makes us stronger & if we pay attention, stay aware & learn while going thru it, instead of just focused on getting thru it, it can make us wiser. And to give ourselves time to grow. An acorn cannot grow into a mighty oak overnight. It takes decades of daily growth. We are similar, we must do the beneficial (& sometimes boring or painful) daily work to see the long term beneficial growth & results. ❤️🌳🍀
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Erika
Selfompassion
Calm and passion When we are with our own pain Mindfulness-noticing u are in distress without getting caught up in it Self kindness-respond to myself with kindness. Treating myself with the same kindness i treat my loved ones Acknowledge-everyone goes through hard times..i’m not alone in this
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Zac
Anxious morning
I felt that I criticize my negative patterns too harshly. I also feel like I am overthinking my current condition. I have to treat myself with more kindess and recognize my patterns to change them.
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christi
Self Compassion
As an psych diagnosed empath and giver, compassion is just woven into my being. Self compassion, however, is new to me... and difficult. One day at a time...
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Osy
Better
After doing a meditation on self compassion i still fealt really bad. Combined with this short life coaching session. I felt a small weight come off my chest after being reminded that these negative feelings are a part of the human condition, we all go through it. Being reminded of that knowledge helped me to feel less alone in this and definitely took some of its power away. Thank you .
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Natalie
Self kindness
I realize I am less kind to myself than anyone else. I need to be more patient with myself. I need to be kinder to others as well. I need to not personalize when others are not kind to me.
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Emmet
Self compassion
I learned that I’m not alone in this, everyone goes thru hard times! Life may suck rite now but there’s always someone who has it worse! So instead of dwelling in my pain, why not help someone who needs it more!
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Brent
Abundace
As I meditated on my breath I thought about my father who has lung cancer and can hardly breathe, because his lungs are failing him. So, I feel grateful for the ability to breathe normally and feel rich and abundant. Thankful for my health. My father is wealthy with plenty of money, but means nothing anymore because his sickness keeps him from being able to enjoy his wealth. Wealth depends on what you value.
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Chu
Self Compassion
Each day I am learning to treat myself like i treat others!! There was this saying my folks use to say when I was growing up and even til this day!! “Treat People How You Want To Be Treated” most times well majority of the times that is recuperated or I don’t get that treatment in return. So o find myself missing out or feeling some way due to that. When all I need is a little self LOVE 💕 that’s what it’s about. I need to look with in and stop looking for it from others! Although it would be nice LOL
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Amber
I deserve love too
Can you believe it. I’m deserving of the same love I give to others
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Renuka
Self compassion
Not to be hard on myself. I deserve happiness. I am not alone who feels terrible on certain days. Its a part of life..
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Taylor
Being self compassionate
I learned that I need to treat myself as I would a loved one going through hard times. I often beat myself up and discourage myself when going through struggles. But I need to learn that everyone has self doubt, and I must tell myself as I tell others, “Don’t worry about it, everything is going to be ok, and I love you!”
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Mari
An insight for me
I have to be compassionate towards myself so I can also be compassionate towards others. My lack of compassion for myself is the reason I have been perceiving other people as obstacles.
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Sam
Listing names and then identifying who hasn't struggled is a cool exercise
Mindfulness, kindness and common humanity is a way of practicing self compassion
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Josh
1st time on app
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