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Enjoy learning about self-compassion in these videos drawn from various workshops taught by Kristin.

Treating yourself like a good friend

Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness you’d show a good friend in times of difficulty. Explore the difference between how you treat your friends vs. yourself. (8:38)

The three components of self-compassion

Understand the core elements of self-compassion – mindfulness, common humanity and kindness – and how they operate together to create a compassionate frame of mind. (5:02)

The science of self-compassion

Dive into the research on self-compassion – how research is conducted, the benefits of self-compassion, and the reasons why we’re more compassionate to others than ourselves. (28:28)

Taking a self-compassion break

One of the most effective ways to help in times of distress is to take a self-compassion break – bringing the three components of self-compassion to bear on a current struggle. (15:22)

How to work with backdraft

Sometimes when we give ourselves compassion old pain arises – a phenomenon known as backdraft. Learn what backdraft is and how to cope with it using an easy practice. (9:34)

A big mama bear with two cubs beside her.

Fierce and tender self-compassion

Learn how tender self-compassion uses acceptance to nurture and heal, while fierce self-compassion takes action to protect, provide for, and motivate change to alleviate suffering. (9:29)

Self-compassion and anger

Explore the the role of anger in self-compassion practice, and consider fierce self-compassion as an expression of constructive rather than destructive anger. (2:46)

How self-compassion helps caregivers

Understand the ways that self-compassion can help professional caregivers by reducing empathic distress, and distinguish between compassion fatigue and empathy fatigue. (9:57)

Self-compassion and burnout

Consider how self-compassion can reduce burnout by reducing your empathic distress in the moment and having the equanimity to recognize that you can’t control others’ wellbeing. (5:20)

Compassion with equanimity for caregivers

This is a practice for professional caregivers (but can be used by any caregiver) to employ in the midst of caregiving interactions to reduce empathy fatigue and cultivate equanimity. (19:43)

Core values for professional caregivers

Explore your core values as a professional caregiver and use self-compassion to deal with the pain of not being in alignment, and to help you become realigned with your values. (22:20)

Foundational Concepts

Treating yourself like a good friend

Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness you’d show a good friend in times of difficulty. Explore the difference between how you treat your friends vs. yourself. (8:38)

The three components of self-compassion

Understand the core elements of self-compassion – mindfulness, common humanity and kindness – and how they operate together to create a compassionate frame of mind. (5:02)

The science of self-compassion

Dive into the research on self-compassion – how research is conducted, the benefits of self-compassion, and the reasons why we’re more compassionate to others than ourselves. (28:28)

Taking a self-compassion break

One of the most effective ways to help in times of distress is to take a self-compassion break – bringing the three components of self-compassion to bear on a current struggle. (15:22)

Working Through Difficulty

How to work with backdraft

Sometimes when we give ourselves compassion old pain arises – a phenomenon known as backdraft. Learn what backdraft is and how to cope with it using an easy practice. (9:34)

Fierce Self-Compassion
A big mama bear with two cubs beside her.

Fierce and tender self-compassion

Learn how tender self-compassion uses acceptance to nurture and heal, while fierce self-compassion takes action to protect, provide for, and motivate change to alleviate suffering. (9:29)

Self-compassion and anger

Explore the the role of anger in self-compassion practice, and consider fierce self-compassion as an expression of constructive rather than destructive anger. (2:46)

Self-Compassion and Caregiving

How self-compassion helps caregivers

Understand the ways that self-compassion can help professional caregivers by reducing empathic distress, and distinguish between compassion fatigue and empathy fatigue. (9:57)

Self-compassion and burnout

Consider how self-compassion can reduce burnout by reducing your empathic distress in the moment and having the equanimity to recognize that you can’t control others’ wellbeing. (5:20)

Compassion with equanimity for caregivers

This is a practice for professional caregivers (but can be used by any caregiver) to employ in the midst of caregiving interactions to reduce empathy fatigue and cultivate equanimity. (19:43)

Core values for professional caregivers

Explore your core values as a professional caregiver and use self-compassion to deal with the pain of not being in alignment, and to help you become realigned with your values. (22:20)

See what Kristin has to say in response to member’s questions about different aspects of self-compassion practice.  Selected dialogues are drawn from monthly Conversations with Kristin.

Personal Self-Compassion Practice
Sharing Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion and Relationships
Self-Compassion Concepts/Terminology
Working with Difficult Emotions
Fierce Self-Compassion
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