Mind Seeds Video: Self-compassion

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Many people engage in self-criticism when going through a rough time. But you can choose self-compassion instead. This means you are kind, aware and understanding when confronted with personal failings. Erin Brown and Paula Ozola explain the three elements of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. They suggest ways you can practise self-compassion, understand your emotions better, and be less judgmental of your experiences.

* Erin Brown is a Psychologist and Clinical Registrar; and Paula Ozola is a Psycologist. Both are PhD candidates at the Research School of Psychology.

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