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  1. Self-compassion

    Self-compassion is extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. Neff has defined self-compassion as being composed of three main components - self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. ⁕Self-kindness: Self-compassion entails being warm towards oneself when encountering pain and personal shortcomings, rather than ignoring them or hurting oneself with self-criticism. ⁕Common humanity: Self-compassion also involves recognizing that suffering and personal failure is part of the shared human experience. ⁕Mindfulness: Self-compassion requires taking a balanced approach to one's negative emotions so that feelings are neither suppressed nor exaggerated. Negative thoughts and emotions are observed with openness, so that they are held in mindful awareness. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental, receptive mind state in which individuals observe their thoughts and feelings as they are, without trying to suppress or deny them. Conversely, mindfulness requires that one not be "over-identified" with mental or emotional phenomena, so that one suffers aversive reactions. This latter type of response involves narrowly focusing and ruminating on one's negative emotions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-compassion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-compassion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of self-compassion in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Germer:

    A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.

  2. Cynthia Ackrill:

    Self-compassion and giving compassion don't make us more vulnerable, they make us stronger, so when you're feeling heightened emotions such as anxiety, or even anger about someone's risky behavior, calm yourself, and have some compassion for yourself and that other person.


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