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86. Self-Compassion: You Are Not Alone (Depression and Anxiety Coping Skills Podcourse)

Self-compassion is the secret sauce to making positive changes in your life. It really is a primary fuel for transformation. In this episode, we're diving deep into the third aspect of self-compassion, which is all about common humanity versus isolation. In our previous episodes, we explored self-compassion from different angles. We learned how to separate ourselves from our thoughts and be kinder to ourselves when we stumble. But today, we're tackling the gnarly feeling of not belonging, of isolation, and how to overcome it.


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Reminders from this episode:

  • We all go through tough times and suffering is part of the shared human experience. The key is to recognize that we are not alone in our struggles.

  • Our bodies are designed for soothing and comforting. When you're feeling upset, try simple self-soothing techniques like a gentle hand on your heart or squeezing the base of your thumb and first finger. You'd be amazed at how this can help you feel better.

  • We also touch on how important it is to soothe ourselves internally with self-compassion. It's the tenderness and care we show ourselves, just as we would to a loved one in need.


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  • This episode is part of our Podcourse! To get the most of the course, you may want to follow along in order, beginning with episode #78 and you can visit the Podcourse Page to find all the episodes. However, these episodes can be listened to in any order and you can take action with any strategy that you feel connected to. 
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