The Self-Compassion Break

This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is a part of life. Let me be kind to myself in this moment. Let me give myself the kindness I need.
— Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff has developed the most beautiful and useful technique called the self-compassion break. It requires almost no additional time and it's something you can begin practicing today. In this video, I describe the three components of self-compassion and how those come together to form the self-compassion technique, which can help you start to break out of your habitual responses to difficult situations and start creating neural pathways for healthier, more adaptive neural responses instead. If you are someone who finds yourself routinely in situations where you're self-sabotaging, ruminating about mistakes you've made, or worrying about the future, this video is for you.