The idea of self-compassion is something most have heard, but many struggle to cultivate for themselves. Cultivating requires small steps of change that overtime accumulate into something larger. Simply thinking about providing yourself self-compassion even after a situation has occurred is moving you in the right direction. Reflecting after or even reflecting in the moment that it may feel challenging to feel compassionate towards yourself is disrupting the ingrained pattern. Here is an image to further this idea.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.