NEWS YOU CAN USE
SELF-COMPASSION FOR WELLNESS:
A positive approach to negative experiences
Those who help individuals navigate behavior change, such as wellness coaches and practitioners, can benefit from adding self-compassion to their list of emotional wellness tools. Not only can professionals teach the concepts of self-compassion to clients, equipping them with the knowledge to practice self-compassion, but they can also lead by example by creating a compassionate coaching environment. When coaches model this practice by showing warmth and compassion towards their clients, even when they are not making progress, their clients learn how to compassionately respond to setbacks.
By Meghan Hedrick. Article courtesy of the National Wellness Institute.
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