First Aired: October 5, 2014
“If your compassion doesn’t include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
Many of Cornucopia’s programs help those journeying with cancer to care for themselves. This show focuses on a specific kind of mindfulness called mindful self-compassion.
According to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, “It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves, especially when we’re suffering – cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.”
Our guest is psychologist Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, who has trained in and teaches mindful self-compassion techniques. Learn about the impact of self-kindness and common humanity.
– What is mindful self-compassion? Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
– A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the mindful self-compassion program, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2013
– Self-compassion test