Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Some people worry that self-compassion is a private coccoon that will close them off from other people by making them selfish and self-centered.  The reverse is actually the case:  the more open hearted we are with ourselves, the closer we feel toward the rest of life.  Self-compassion is the foundation for kindness toward others.  Acceptance is in the present moment.  We start by befriending who we are today.  Full acceptance of ourselves, moment to moment makes it easier to adapt and change in the direction we'd like to go.  Christopher Germer, The Mindful path to self-compassion.    Contact Christy Cox, 801.243.4959 or Becky Andrews, 801.259.3883 to join one of our upcoming 8-week courses on Self-Compassion and Mindfulness Skills. 

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