On this page, you will find all the resources for CHANGEpain’s Self-Compassion group medical visit program.

Self-Compassion Resources

Books
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive, by Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer
Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive, by Kristin Neff

Podcast episodes
The Art of Self-Compassion in Pain Care (Healing Pain Podcast)
How to Make Self-Compassion Work for You (Ten Percent Happier Podcast)
Kryptonite for the Inner Critic (Ten Percent Happier Podcast)
The Scientific Case for Self-Compassion (Ten Percent Happier Podcast)
Self-Compassion Ain’t Always So Soft (Ten Percent Happier Podcast)

Online videos
The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion: Kristin Neff

Articles
10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19

Websites
Self-Compassion – Kristin Neff’s Website
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Online classes
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion Circles of Practice

Self-Compassion Practices

Soothing/Supportive Touch
Reflection on treatment of Friends vs Self
Soles of the Feet
Compassionate Body Scan
Affectionate Breathing
Self-Compassion Break
Changing Critical Self-Talk
Loving-Kindness for Ourselves
Giving and Receiving Compassion
Being with Difficult Emotions
Compassionate Friend

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Session 1

This week

  • Take this self-compassion assessment to reflect on where you are starting from
  • Practice self-compassion exercises daily (e.g., Soothing Touch, Soles of the Feet, Affectionate Breathing)
  • Reflective daily journaling focused on:
    • Times during the day when you treated yourself in unkind, critical, and judgemental ways
    • Your steps toward being more kind, empathetic, and compassionate with yourself
    • This week, pay particular attention to how you treat yourself around the challenges you face with persistent pain

Session 2

This week

  • Practice self-compassion exercises daily (e.g., Soothing Touch, Soles of the Feet, Compassionate Body Scan, Affectionate Breathing, Self-Compassion Break)
  • Reflective daily journaling focused on:
    • Times during the day when you treated yourself in unkind, critical, and judgemental ways
    • Your steps toward being more kind, empathetic, and compassionate with yourself
    • This week, pay particular attention to how you treat yourself around the emotions you are feeling

Session 3

This week

  • Practice self-compassion exercises daily (e.g., Soothing Touch, Soles of the Feet, Compassionate Body Scan, Affectionate Breathing, Self-Compassion Break, Loving-Kindness for Ourselves)
  • Reflective daily journaling focused on:
    • Times during the day when you treated yourself in unkind, critical, and judgemental ways — and challenge yourself to change your critical self-talk
    • Your steps toward being more kind, empathetic, and compassionate with yourself
    • This week, pay particular attention to how you treat yourself around your body

Session 4

This week

  • Practice self-compassion exercises daily (e.g., Soothing Touch, Soles of the Feet, Compassionate Body Scan, Affectionate Breathing, Self-Compassion Break, Loving-Kindness for Ourselves, Being with Difficult Emotions, Giving and Receiving Compassion)
  • Reflective daily journaling focused on:
    • Times during the day when you treated yourself in unkind, critical, and judgemental ways — and challenge yourself to change your critical self-talk
    • Your steps toward being more kind, empathetic, and compassionate with yourself
    • This week, pay particular attention to how you treat yourself around your productivity

Session 5

This week

  • Practice self-compassion exercises daily (e.g., Soothing Touch, Soles of the Feet, Compassionate Body Scan, Affectionate Breathing, Self-Compassion Break, Loving-Kindness for Ourselves, Being with Difficult Emotions, Giving and Receiving Compassion, Compassionate Friend)
  • Reflective daily journaling focused on:
    • Times during the day when you treated yourself in unkind, critical, and judgemental ways — and challenge yourself to change your critical self-talk
    • Your steps toward being more kind, empathetic, and compassionate with yourself
    • This week, pay particular attention to how you treat yourself around your relationships

Session 6

Moving forward

  • Reflect on how you will maintain your self-compassion practice
    • What does self-compassion mean to you?
    • Why do you want to be kinder to yourself?
    • What do you believe will help you become kinder to yourself?