Humans naturally compare themselves to other people. We do it all the time - sometimes even unconsciously! Most of us have a little voice in our head, pestering us with questions like: Am I as good-looking as him? As successful as her? Why don’t I have what they have? The internet and social media make it especially easy to compare ourselves with not only everyone we know, but millions of people around the world. Constant comparison usually doesn’t make us feel good - we often berate ourselves for our mistakes, scrutinize our perceived inadequacies, and equate our self-worth with our productivity. Truth be told, sometimes we can be downright mean to ourselves. But what if we didn’t have to live that way? What if we could learn to be kind to ourselves when we fail, to recognize the humanity in pain, to allow ourselves to feel our emotions without judging ourselves? Self-compassion teaches us to do just that.
This two-hour workshop will give you the knowledge and the tools to begin treating yourself in a kinder, more compassionate way. More than just self-care, self-compassion is how we treat and think about ourselves. It can not only quiet that often-nasty inner critic in our heads, but can also help us better relate to others and the world around us. These ideas can be especially valuable and even life-changing for those who are inherently self-critical.