Therapy for Self-Compassion | Los Angeles, CA

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We all have that critical voice living inside of us. When those thoughts feel out of control, they can make us feel unworthy and alone. Contact me to learn how to cope with them.

What is Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

You are important. Be gentle with yourself. 

It’s the part of us that treats us unkindly or criticizes us for the choices we make, or even who we are as a person. It can lead us to feeling isolated, unsupported, defeated and alone. Mindful Self-Compassion can be a helpful intervention in coping with this part of us.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a practice originally developed by clinical psychologists, Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, that can help us become more aware of these thoughts and feelings, and respond to them in a more compassionate way in our everyday life.

It involves taking a step back from our thoughts and emotions and observing them with curiosity and non-judgment. From this place of mindful awareness, we can then respond to ourselves with openness, kindness and care, instead of criticism and judgment.

MSC is based on the premise that we all suffer, and that self-compassion is a healthy way to deal with difficult experiences and emotions. The practice of MSC involves three key components: mindfulness, self-kindness, and common humanity.

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What are the Benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion?

Self-compassion is about being kind to yourself when you make mistakes, feel inadequate, or fail. It’s about recognizing that you are not alone in your experience and that everyone goes through negative experiences. Mindful Self-Compassion also involves recognizing that your suffering is part of the human experience.

The goal of MSC is to help you feel more connected, to yourself and others, and to increase your overall well-being. Research has shown that MSC:

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What will I Learn from Mindful Self-Compassion?

MSC teaches you how to respond to difficult moments with kindness and understanding, how to soothe yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed, and how to push forward with compassion. It also includes guided meditations and mindfulness practices.

The practice is designed to help you to:

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“MSC is based on the premise that we all suffer, and that self-compassion is a healthy way to deal with difficult experiences and emotions.”

How I Can Help

When it comes to self-compassion and mindfulness, most of us could use a little more of both in our daily life. If you struggle with self-criticism, managing difficult emotions, or often find yourself overwhelmed by life’s challenges, Mindful Self-Compassion skills can help you bring increased openness, awareness, kindness and forgiveness to yourself.

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