Learn the skills of self-compassion and compassionate leadership

We all need ways to cope more effectively in these challenging times. A valid but under-used resource for this is Self-Compassion. Developing self-compassion allows us to better care for and protect ourselves from the inevitable difficulties we will all experience. Additionally practicing self-compassion encourages a more compassionate approach to others, which creates more compassionate and inclusive workplace cultures. Self-Compassion teaches us that adversity is a normal part of life, provides us with the tools to deal with it and builds our inner resilience. The best news is that self-compassion is a trainable skill.

Creating Compassion runs programmes and provides coaching, informed by evidence and the most recent research in the field of psychological development, to help anyone develop deeper levels of compassion for themselves and others, in their daily life and work.  Our approach is based on understanding why we need self-compassion and how by practicing it, we can better cope with the difficulties in our lives.

Our work in developing compassion

Our work consists of helping individuals develop the skills of self-compassion, developing compassionate leaders  and working with organisations to help them build more resilient and compassionate cultures.

Stop self-sabotaging

Our programmes draw upon self compassion scales to understand and test where the individual currently is. Working with participants through a variety of methods which include online training courses and workshops, compassionate leader coaching and the teaching of self-compassion exercises we help participants reframe difficult situations in a more positive way, change self critical habits and introduce ways to stop self-sabotaging.

What our clients say:

“I can honestly say that this programme has changed my life. I have always been a very exacting and self-critical person, and this has helped me really begin to accept myself and my imperfections for the first time in nearly 42 years!”

“I loved the way that self-compassion, mindfulness, kindness and the theories were explained and how this approach can be utilised personally and in a work situation. I have massively benefitted from the sessions.”

A diverse group of four people in the workplace, smiling and showing compassion.

What is meant by Self-Compassion?

Self-Compassion is described as giving ourselves the same kindness and treatment as we would give a good friend. It consists of three core components which are:


Mindfulness is about recognising what we are thinking and feeling in the present moment without judgement rather than overreacting.

Self Kindness

Being supportive and understanding towards ourselves when we’re having a hard time, rather than being harshly self critical.

Common Humanity

Common Humanity is about remembering that everyone makes mistakes and experiences difficulties at time. We are not alone.

The power of Self-Compassion for Wellbeing

Research consistently shows that Self-Compassion is a powerful protective factor in a range of wellbeing indicators including mental health, stress and burnout. And it is positively associated with greater happiness, optimism and gratitude as well as better relationships with others.

Self-compassion is a tool we can use to authentically and sustainably develop our psychological resilience and improve our health and wellbeing.

Contact us to find out how we can help
Dr Amanda Super, founder of Creating Compassion and Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Executive Coach

About Dr Amanda Super

Our programmes have been created by Dr Amanda Super, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Executive Coach, who is recognised as a leading expert in the development of self-compassion, compassionate leadership, and organisational compassion. Amanda has dedicated the past 25 years to positively impacting on the effectiveness and performance of individuals, teams and organisations by helping them to develop greater compassion for themselves and their colleagues as well as the people who use their services and the communities who the organisations serve. Throughout her career, she has worked with hundreds of senior executives, senior clinicians and leaders and managers at all levels with her evidence-based training, coaching and leadership development support.

Amanda founded her consultancy, in the North West of England, in 2009. She has worked extensively across the UK with individuals, teams and at organisational level with clients across the private, public, higher education and not-for-profit sectors.

Amanda is the author of ‘A Year of Self-Compassion’, which draws on her experiences to help individuals develop more self kindness, mindfulness and to use practical techniques to respond to difficult emotions with self-compassion.

Through our work, we wish to encourage and empower you to be a force for compassion in your family, workplace and community. It is our greatest hope to see the world become a kinder and more compassionate place. We wish you only well on your self-compassion journey.

Learn more about Amanda Super

Why Practice Self-Compassion?

Research shows that people who are more self-compassionate are


Practising self-compassion leads to more happiness, optimism, gratitude and better relationships with others

Less stressed
Self-compassion is a powerful antidote to the self-criticism and perfectionistic thinking that can lead to stress, anxiety and depression
More resilient

Self-compassionate people bounce back more easily from set-backs and are more likely to learn from their mistakes


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