How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

What is the solution?

We focused on nurturing self-compassion, which means becoming mindfully aware of the pain one feels when experiencing moments of failure, recognizing that such shortcomings are common to all human beings, and then evoking a sense of kindness and care toward one’s self in those moments.

By Linda Graham