Coaching Self-Compassion

Coaching Self-Compassion

  • July 7, 2021

Sometimes, our inner critic takes over and buries our confidence. This happens to us as leaders, our employees and even those who lead us.

When our inner critic is able to take control, it’s because we’re lacking self-compassion. In this post I’m going share some thoughts that reflect self-compassion for you and your employees to use when trying to overcome this challenge.

Self-compassion can be mistaken for self-complacency, self-pity and passivity. However they’re not the same. ⁣

Research tells us that self-compassion increases rather than decreases our motivation to cope with personal challenges and improve.⁣ Why is this the case? Because we waste less time and energy on guilt, regret and self-blame. Instead we focus on reflecting objectively, learning and moving forward.⁣

Self-compassion doesn’t mean treating yourself to more ice-cream because you feel bad – it simply means looking with kind and non-judgemental curiosity towards what didn’t work and led to your perceived failure.⁣

 

Thoughts that reflect self compassion:

  • I tried my best
  • I’m a human being, just like everybody else
  • I never agreed to be perfect
  • I learned something from this experience
  • Next time, I will do it differently

 

Help your team add some self-compassion to their inner critic’s remarks. Book your live group training session with us today!

 

Written by Sahar Habib
Founder of Coach Wilson