Understanding the dynamics between Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

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Is self-compassion the latest meme? Well, maybe the term might be, but the ideas are as old and the bible itself.

Self-compassion has a similar history as mindfulness in that it has existed in Eastern philosophy for over 2,000 years, but it is a relatively new concept in Western research and practice. WHAT IS SELF COMPASSION? Self-compassion is showing yourself positive self-regard. This is interpreted as showing yourself kindness, self-care, and love. Common humanity involves feeling part of a more extensive human experience rather than living isolated and alone. Mindful awareness is used to view perceptions and emotions through an impartial, balanced perspective and not reactionary. ADVANTAGES OF SELF COMPASSION Self-compassion enables you to be more resilient through difficult times, such as in times of failure, feeling inadequate, and feeling emotional pain and suffering. At these times, it is easy to get swept up in these difficulties and get a thing out of perspective. Self-compassion has elements of emotional intelligence and has similar effects to self-esteem. Emotional intelligence embraces negative aspects of oneself, takes responsibility, and does not need to conceal painful truths from themselves to maintain positive self-regard. Therefore, self-compassionate people tend to be more aware and capable of tackling problems. Due to the constant demands of the physical and social environments that some people work in, the ability to address failings, be strong through difficulties, and improve oneself is a valuable skill set for anyone. Mindfulness and self-compassion fit together like two peas in a pod to cope with life stresses and make decisions. Although mindfulness and self-compassion are congruent and both the mind and heart produce behaviours, the two are still uniquely separate concepts. This is because mindfulness is concerned with the functions of “the mind,” and self-compassion is concerned with “the heart.” The heart and mind meet when mindfulness brings awareness, a nonjudging attitude, and reflection, while self-compassion is a caring guide for individuals to integrate needed personal changes while maintaining a positive attitude toward the self. Sandy Newsome, PhD a staff psychologist at the Counselling Center at New Mexico State University, points out that The integration of mindfulness in relationship to self-compassion in research is in its infancy yet has promising potential. True leadership brings their best selves to work every day. My new course will bring out the leader in you by learning to work through stressful situations. Find out how by signing up for my NEW Course is Live on Udemy. Mindfulness Masterclass for Stress Relief. 👱‍♀️Thank you for visiting me here and being part of this community! This Blog is growing and developing, so keep an eye out for updates. If you've enjoyed this article, Come back here as I post regularly. If you want my article to come right, you're in your inbox- follow and subscribe! Check out my menu bar above; there, you'll find the online courses about mindfulness masterclass that will help you begin your mindfulness journey. EXPLORE THIS SITE for videos & blogs about health and wellbeing and THE Mindfulness Master Class Course is found at www.moonrosemindfulness.com This is a community for those who aim to learn how to create an independent, meaningful, and healthy lifestyle. If this post was helpful to you, I would love to hear your story - so please leave your comments. Feel free to contact me if you need support or share any thoughts you may have - we are on this journey together through life. I look forward to your next visit here and remember-- LIVE in HOPE, FAITH & LOVE because Your Best Life is Yet to Come! Paula is an Ordained Minister, Blogger, Podcaster, Course Creator, Published Author and has a Master of Arts in Counselling and many other qualifications and a lifetime so, I have heaps to share with you. 👛SHOP WITH ME: CLICK ON LINKS ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PaulaRoseStudio?ref=shop_sugg AMAZON Affiliated SHOP:Shop | Moon Rose Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Happiness | United Kingdom 👱‍♀️ CHAT WITH ME 📸 Instagram: paularoseparish2020. FOOD for your Soul- www.paularoseparish.com HEALTH-HOME-PLANNING www.moonrosemindfulness.com MY VIDEOS on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdQ4NPTNfXSnwd3pimPh0g FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/paula.roseparish.5/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/proseparish/_created/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paula-rose-parish-6320a6181/ Listen to PAULA'S BLOG PODCASTS https://anchor.fm/paula-rose-parish

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