I regularly teach my therapy clients that self-compassion can help them cope with the struggles in their life. This Forbes' article by Carley Sime summarizes the benefits of using self-compassion as discovered by Kristin Neff:
"They tend to have better psychological health and also greater resilience when compared to those with lower levels of self-compassion. Neff also found that self-compassion is positively associated with life-satisfaction, emotional intelligence and social connectedness. What is it negatively associated with? Depression, anxiety, rumination, thought suppression and perfectionism. This means that individuals who are self-compassionate are less likely to experience these things".
Self compassion is a key coping skill in treating trauma and PTSD.
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