Nurturing the Compassionate Self

Discussion in 'Family of Origin' started by Scent of Cedar *, May 15, 2016.

  1. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blo...shame-childhood-abuse-through-self-compassion

    "As Kristin Neff (2011) aptly stated, “Instead of seeing ourselves as a problem to be fixed…self-kindness allows us to see ourselves as valuable human beings who are worthy of care.”

    Of particular interest to me was recent research in the neurobiology of compassion as it relates to shame—namely that we now know some of the neurobiological correlates of feeling unlovable and how shame gets stuck in our neural circuitry. Moreover, and most crucially of all, due to our brains’ capacity to grow new neurons and new synaptic connections, we can proactively repair (and re-pair) old shame memories with new experiences of self-empathy and self-compassion."



    Cedar
     
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