Hello there CBT School Family! Welcome back to another episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, which I am very excited to share with you.
I think you know by now that I firmly believe in, am a huge fan of, and advocate heavily for the practice of self-compassion. There are many benefits of practicing self-compassion that I enjoy sharing with you, as well as useful ways to do so. Self-compassion can really help us with depression, anxiety, our self-esteem, our recovery, etc. It’s so important!
However, when listening to you over the past couple of months, I have heard hopelessness in some of your voices when you talk about your struggles with self-compassion. It may feel very triggering and too hard for you. Perhaps you feel like you aren’t deserving of being kind to yourself, which is a common theme of those dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, and Anxiety. Maybe you are scared that...