The Healing Power of Self-Compassion
Updated: Mar 23
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens” – Louise Hay
The events of the last year have been difficult on us all, but especially on sensitive souls who feel the weight of the world so deeply. The highly sensitive brain actually has more active mirror neurons, meaning that our brains show that we feel greater compassion and empathy for others, even people we don’t know. This is an incredible gift, but can also cause a lot of pain and heartache during challenging times. Given all that we have had to deal with this last year, have you been compassionate with yourself or has your inner critic been taking the driver’s seat? Often when things are challenging, our inner critic actually gets LOUDER, making all that we are going through that much more unbearable. We simply don’t give ourselves the same compassion we so freely give to others. And honestly, this is no way to live. You deserve your own compassion as much as anyone else does and you actually need it to thrive. The good news is that with mindful awareness and practice, we can learn to be more compassionate and supportive of ourselves. And while it does take effort, it’s not actually that difficult. All we have to do is learn to apply our empathetic superpower to ourselves and to stay committed to the practice. Helping others learn to be kind and loving toward themselves is part of what I was born to do and one of my absolute favorite topics to teach. The benefits of self-compassion are extremely profound (and well-studied!) and that is why it is one of the key components of my 8-week program, Empowered Sensitivity.
Practice self-compassion with my on-demand class: Yoga for Self-Compassion
With love & sensitivity,