Dr Kristin Neff, an internationally recognized researcher pioneering in understanding Self-Compassion, links Self-Compassion to psychological health awareness and benefits. One of her key research findings is that Self-Compassion is associated with greater emotional resilience, more accurate self-concepts, and more caring relationship behaviors. Self-Compassion also has a significant positive association with happiness, optimism, positive affect, wisdom, personal initiative, curiosity and exploration. It involves a consistent attitude of kindness and acceptance toward ourselves as a whole, including when we are confronted with personal failings. There are 3 components in Self-Compassion: Self-Kindness, Connectedness to Common Humanity, and Mindfulness. We would face struggles, obstacles and failures at times in our lives. Instead of judging ourselves with critical inner voices when we have setbacks, Self-Compassion allows us to have feeling for our inherent value, while noticing what we seek to change.
Along this theme, the Counseling and Wellness Center is organizing a series of events and activities to spread around positive and healthy attitudes in the University. We can establish a healthy and authentic sense of self despite all the ups and downs in our lives. Join us!