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Tactic for practicing self compassion

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by srton, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. srton

    srton Well known member

    Self compassion has been key in my TMS recovery journey this time around.
    One trick I've been using is to take my own issue and imagine that my closest friend is sharing that problem with me. I KNOW I would hug her and tell her that it's ok. I would tell her to be kind and gentle with herself. I would tell her that she doesn't have to be perfect. And I would mean it both logically and from the bottom of my heart.
    An example of this was when I was feeling stress about my in-laws and I could see myself telling my friend "sweetie, it's not your job to fix this." And I knew it was true and it helped me to let it go.
    I hope this is helpful - it's been such a game changer for me that I felt I had to share.
    Sending all the best to all of you!!!!

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