Self-Compassion Steps

Self-Compassion Steps (Neff & Germer, 2018)

  • Notice pain and suffering
  • Name pain and suffering
  • Validate pain and suffering
  • Connect with common humanity
  • Offer soothing words that you would offer to a best friend
  • Offer soothing touch, if appropriate
  • Ask, what do I need in this moment?
  • Give permission to self to (silently) act on that need -as long as it doesn’t harm self or others