February 2019: Self-Compassion

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It’s February, which often conjures up images of red roses and chocolate. Valentine’s Day is a day to express one’s love for someone else, but there’s no holiday to love toward oneself. This month, try turning the focus toward yourself by practicing self-compassion.

 

Sometimes defined as knowing one’s self-worth is unconditional, psychologist and self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff, who coined the term, has found that people with greater levels of self-compassion also have increased social connectedness, emotional intelligence, and life satisfaction as well as reduced fear of failure, shame, anxiety and depression.

Articles

The Transformative Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion

“Leading experts on mindful self-compassion Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer share how self-kindness, recognition of our humanity, and mindfulness give us the strength to thrive.”

The Powerful (Happiness) Side Effects of Self-Compassion

“When life provides us with challenges, it’s our impulse to try to move away from them… Instead, we need to go through them.”

Mobile App Access

We are excited to announce a new feature on our Center for Resilience mobile app called "Workplace Alumni."  If you have taken one of the mindfulness classes, you will now be able to access content on this new app which will be updated on a monthly basis.  To download the app, click here for Android and click here for Apple.  Once you have downloaded the app, click Workplace and then Workplace Alumni.  You will be prompted to log in.  Your username is your BCBS email address, and your temporary password is "breathe".  Once you have logged in, you can change your password if you wish.  If you have any trouble accessing the app, please email Val, and she will get you set up.