Self-Compassion Training: Having self-compassion is comprised of understanding common humanity and practicing mindfulness and self-kindness, whereas lack of self-compassion indicates feelings of isolation, self-judgement, and over-identification with thoughts and emotions.  Research shows that individuals that develop self-compassion skills are more likely to tolerate distress and employ emotional regulation as internal coping strategies (Vettese, Dyer, Li, and Wekerle; 2011).  WestCRC utilizes a gender responsive approach to self-compassion training.

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