The following set of meditation practices helps us build the skills of self-compassion and compassion for others. Compassion is a remarkable skill. The science tells us that self-compassion enhances our belief that we can change, motivates us to want to change and spurs us into action to make the change happen.
Self-compassion allows us to have more compassion for others. This allows us to be with others without suffering from empathetic fatigue.
Basic Skills Learned:
- Present moment focused attention.
- Accepting what IS with non-judgement.
- Starting over is OK.
- Practicing being kind and curious to our selves and our experiences.
Extended Skills Learned (based on different types of practices):
- Love, compassion, kindness, gratitude, positive focus, optimistic re-framing of our stories, empathy etc…