Self-Compassion Development

Life and work are increasingly stressful and challenging for us all. Research shows that self-compassion is a protective factor in a wide range of wellbeing indicators, including psychological health. In fact, self-compassion training enables us to increase our emotional resilience and self-care. As occupational psychologists, we are particularly interested in how we can develop self-compassion in the workplace to assist with the daily challenges we all face and improve our health and wellbeing in our working lives.

Self-compassion is an entirely trainable skill. Developing this approach enables us to act more compassionately towards ourselves in moments of difficulty and to protect ourselves from harm. Our approach is based on understanding why we need self-compassion and how it can assist us in our daily lives and work. The benefits of adopting a self-compassionate approach are widely felt and act as the foundation for the authentic and sustainable compassion we are able to give others in all aspects of our lives. If you would like to develop your self-compassion, we are able to offer you the evidence-based Self-Compassion at Work Programme to assist.

Dr Amanda Super’s White Paper entitled ‘Improving Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace with Self-Compassion’ outlines her advanced approach in this critical and evolving field and is freely available to you. The paper also includes the findings of a research study that was conducted to test the Self-Compassion at Work Programme using a randomised waitlist control trial with a large sample of working professionals as well as the application of this unique programme in the workplace. Please use the download button below to access the White Paper.

Self-Compassion at Work Programme

This innovative user-friendly programme, delivered across four modules, is based on the latest academic literature, data and best practice in the field of self-compassion.

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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