“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” – Dr. Chris Germer
About Mindful Self-Compassion
Mindfulness is a science-based practice that has been shown in brain scans to reduce stress and inflammation, while improving attention and concentration, awareness and decision-making. Self-compassion, in a nutshell, is treating oneself with the same kindness and acceptance we would show a friend or loved one.
The goal of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is to foster understanding and kindness toward oneself during times of personal difficulty or failure. MSC fosters psychological strength and flexibility as it helps us heal from and move beyond life’s challenges with compassion and resilience.
In the face of our mistakes, frustrations and disappointments, MSC teaches us to comfort and care for ourselves as we honor and accept our humanness in the experience of life.
On Q13 Fox News Seattle, Blair explains why Mindfulness is a Simple Process.
Blair Carleton is a lifelong teacher (although she has worn many hats!). She is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, trained by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
Blair is also a Recovery Coach, trained through the State of Washington and the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, working with those recovering from trauma, homelessness, huge life transitions, and addiction.
She is an instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion for adults, teens, parents and caregivers of children.
Her focus is on helping individuals build emotional resources, skills, strengths and capacities to deal with difficult emotions, self-judgment and shame. When we honor our emotions, and send love and care and kindness to the hurt, scared, angry, wounded parts of ourselves that we usually numb and spend so much effort hiding, we can then move through them, release them and live life with more authenticity and joy than we could ever imagine.