Self Compassion is a fascinating and deceptively powerful way of making positives changes in life. This new field of study has been pioneered by Dr Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the Educational Psychology Department, University of Texas at Austin.

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Instead of mercilessly judging and criticising yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

“Our culture does not emphasise self-compassion, quite the opposite. We’re told that no matter how hard we try, our best just isn’t good enough. It’s time for something different. We can all benefit learning to be more self-compassionate, and now is the perfect time to start”

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