What is Self-Kinpassion?
If you are not familiar with the word “self-kinpassion”, you are not alone… because we made it up for this website. It’s just our (attempt to be) clever way to share some of our research and applied work on self-compassion in the field of kinesiology.
Basically, self-kinpassion.com was created as a response to the need for sport, health, and exercise-specific self-compassion resources.
What is Self-Compassion?
Dr. Kristin Neff is a leader in the field of self-compassion and describes it as compassion directed inwards to ourselves. This requires acknowledging that things are difficult or challenging for us, and then taking steps to help ease that suffering.
Dr. Neff describes self-compassion as having three core elements:
We STRONGLY recommend Dr. Neff’s website, self-compassion.org, which has many (many) wonderful resources, including research, applied activities, and upcoming self-compassion workshops.