- Receiving compassion
Allowing others to care for us. This is really difficult for those of us who feel “unworthy” of love or support for whatever reasons.
A lot of us still think of self-care as selfish, or as something that’s light and fluffy and doesn’t apply to the seriousness of mental illnesses.
- Extending compassion
Having the ability to be compassionate to others- people we know personally and people we don’t- being able to stand up for our own beliefs and also the rights of others.
Info on compassion and Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT) can be found at:
thecompassionatemind.co.uk – Professor Paul Gilbert’s Compassionate Mind Foundation, established in 2006.