On your journey to optimal health, self-compassion is essential.
Do you suffer from a harsh inner-critic? When you criticize yourself, you’re tapping into the body’s threat-defense system. Feeling threatened puts stress on the mind and body, which is bad for emotional and physical well-being. With self-criticism, you are both the attacker and the attacked.
When the stress response (fight–flight–freeze) is triggered by a threat to your self-concept,...