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Mindful Matters w Chris Griffin, LPC & Burke Lewis

May 28, 2020

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete”
Jack Kornfield

This week we explore the concept of self compassion.  Developing self compassion is a large part of any mindfulness practice, in being more and more aware of our actions, thoughts, and words it is important to not become overly critical.  The development of self compassion is not only useful in dealing with ourselves, but it also is beneficial in softening our relationships with others.
There are certainly well known members of the mindfulness community who have numerous books and instruction on self compassion and mindfulness, Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg are two that we mention, and there are two specific books that Chris mentions as a potential guide into self compassion, “Self Compassion” by Kristen Neff and “The Mindful Path to Self Compassion” by Christopher Germer.
We hope that you enjoy the podcast and that the subject of self compassion is one that you will explore further.  As always, if there are any questions of comments, please feel free to reach out to us. One very important aspect that we recognize in developing mindfulness is to be a part of a community with a common goal which acts as encouragement, strength and support for your practice.  Thanks for listening.