What is mindful self-compassion? Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations).
What are the 3 core elements of practicing self-compassion?
- Self-kindness vs. Self-judgment.
- Common humanity vs. Isolation.
- Mindfulness vs. Over-identification.
How can I practice mindful self-compassion?
- Step 1: Practice Forgiveness. Stop punishing yourself for your mistakes.
- Step 2: Employ a Growth Mindset. At the heart of Carol Dweck’s research is the impact of our mindset on wellbeing.
- Step 3: Express Gratitude.
- Step 4: Find the Right Level of Generosity.
- Step 5: Be Mindful.
How is mindfulness part of self-compassion? Self-compassion is generally more embedded in developing an understanding and acceptance of solely negative experiences or emotions. Mindfulness within self-compassion is about using mindfulness in a more targeted way, to support emotional development with overcoming feelings of personal suffering (Germer, 2009).