Why Self-Compassion is Important for Teens?

Why Self-Compassion is Important for Teens?

Being a teenager has never been easy. Adolescence is a period of growth and change. Teenagers naturally go through a phase of self-discovery and this often causes teen rebellion and confusion. For many teenagers, challenges of adolescence lead to disconnection, isolation, anxiety, and depression.

Thus, teaching teenagers self-compassion is vital in helping them understand themselves, the world around them, and their place in that world.

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The Difference between Self-Kindness vs. Self-Judgement

The Difference between Self-Kindness vs. Self-Judgement

Observing another human being suffering, you will most likely experience compassion for them. You will feel moved by other person’s suffering and compassionately respond to their pain with care and desire to help. Additionally, compassion means understanding others when they make mistakes or even disappoint you rather than skipping to the harsh judgment of their actions (or even worse, their personalities). Compassion means that you are conscious of common humanity, realizing that imperfection and suffering are parts of the shared human experience.

While we often readily offer our compassion to others, we tend to judge and criticize ourselves for the same shortcomings and flaws.

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The Truth about Hiding – Why Do We Hold Up & Hide Certain Aspects of Ourselves?

The Truth about Hiding – Why Do We Hold Up & Hide Certain Aspects of Ourselves?

Whether it is our feelings, some painful events from our past, our mistakes, our mental health, our life choices, our desires, we all have something that we don’t reveal and don’t talk about. Why do people hide things? The reasons are countless. People hold up the truth to protect their reputation, hide mistakes, conceal poor performance or simply look better.

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The Importance of Self-Compassion

The Importance of Self-Compassion

According to Kristin Neff, a leading researcher on self-compassion, “with self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.” Neff’s research demonstrates that self-compassion leads to improved resilience, more accurate self-concepts, along with less anger and narcissism. Thus, it is more beneficial to our mental health then self-esteem.

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