What’s the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion?

For many years we have heard about the concept of good self-esteem yet research over the last couple of years indicates that self-compassion may be a more important concept.

I came across the idea of self-compassion last year from Dr. Kristen Neff in an interview with the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Neff found that self-compassion included all the benefits of good self-esteem and none of the down-sides that research had indicated could be a part of good self-esteem.

Gene Monterastelli of Tapping Q & A interviewed me about the concept of self-compassion, how it differs from self-esteem, and how it can be included in a daily lives, and is application with EFT for yourself and with clients.

Listen the to 27 minute interview at Tapping Q&A: Self-Compassion with Rod Sherwin.

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