Why Is It Good to Be Good to Ourselves?
When we treat others with respect and caring, it calls forth the best in them. Imagine the impact of treating ourselves the same way. As research now proves, when we practice care and kindness for ourselves, it enables us to be more caring, patient and kind with others. In this session, through large and small group discussion, contemplation, and experiential exercises, participants will explore the reasons it is both fair and important to be on our own side. We will look at the obstacles to being good to ourselves, consider God’s love as the source of self-compassion, and take away a personal vow to respond to self-criticism with care.