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Self-compassion is recognizing and
understanding frustrations, losses, mistakes, limitations, and falling short is part of the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. It's the ability to view our faults and frailties as human qualities worth compassion. It is a willingness to respond via presence, support, and kindness in action.
Self-compassion skills can benefit health care professionals, allowing them to experience greater satisfaction with one's caregiving role and less stress. Self-compassion is associated with fewer negative states like depression, anxiety, stress, and shame.
Self- compassion enables greater self-clarity, because personal failings can be acknowledged with kindness and do not need to be hidden.
And despite common misunderstandings that self-compassion leads to weakness and self-indulgence, research shows that self-compassionate people have high personal standards, are less afraid of failure, and are more likely to try again and to persist in their efforts after failing.
TLS Consulting offers Mindful & Self-compassion courses that promote the development of self-compassion and can lead to positive changes in sustainable self-care, well-being, self-validation and coping strategies. By educating, exposing, and allowing for in the moment practicing of mindfulness and self-compassion, physicians can learn and utilize practical skills in order to harness their resilience, transform difficult emotions, and combat compassion fatigue.
If you have a group or team that is interested in practicing and learning more about self-compassion and may also be interested in sharing this empowering practice with others, we are here to help.
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