May 20, 2016
Welcome! Today we’re discussing
Perfectionism, Worthiness, and Self-Compassion. I’m using a
personal example from my own experience as the basis for our
discussion. Join me!
What you’ll hear in this
- The “growth ceiling” can cause
anxiety as we exceed our expectations.
- As an example of a “growth
ceiling,” I never imagined having a thriving full-time practice
where I love going to work and serving my clients, or having a
podcast, or interviewing prominent guests.
- Brene’ Brown refers to this as
“foreboding joy,” the dread that “good things just can’t happen for
- The solution to these attitudes
is to stay in the moment and to realize that no one is more worthy
of good things than another.
- Kristin Neff identifies Three
Elements of Self-Compassion:
- Common Humanity
- Scarcity—What does it mean to
operate from this focus?
- My personal example is when I
was overjoyed to interview Dr. Dan Seigel for the podcast. Listen
in to hear the disastrous story of my recording
- I normally would have felt like
a failure and gone into a shame spiral, but instead, I was able to
think, “How lucky I am to have had that beautiful conversation with
- My Self-Compassion practice has
allowed me to have this incredibly different attitude and retain my
sense of worthiness.
- I had to contact Dr. Seigel and
request to re-record the conversation, which will be a soon
- Self-Compassion has truly
changed my life. “I’m human. Stuff happens. We recover, and it’s
- Self-Compassion: The Proven
Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Dr. Kristin
- You may want to become part of
my Trauma Therapist Community, where therapists will share
collective wisdom and strategies. Sign up at laurareaganlcswc.com.