Articles about compassion and self-compassion providing you with the latest insights coming out of the research into compassion.

Compassion Fatigue

What Is Compassion Fatigue? 24 Causes & Symptoms Explained

Are you in a caring profession? If so, do you ever feel preoccupied with the suffering of the people you work with? In a helping [...]

Compassion Fatigue

How to Prevent and Treat Compassion Fatigue + Tests

The wide range of circumstances experienced by counselors and therapists leaves them open and vulnerable to experiencing compassion fatigue (Negash & Sahin, 2011). Such a [...]


Empathy 101: 3+ Examples and Psychology Definitions

Have you ever experienced someone else’s emotions as your own? Has a book, film, or photograph ever driven you to tears? Or have you ever [...]

Inner critic

Living With the Inner Critic: 8 Helpful Worksheets (+ PDF)

We all know this voice in our head that constantly criticizes, belittles, and judges us. This voice has many names: inner critic, judge, saboteur, the [...]

Forgiveness Therapy

Forgiveness Therapy: 6+ Techniques to Help Clients Forgive

Do you value forgiveness? If so, you are probably living a happier and healthier life. Forgiving someone who has done us harm or forgiving ourselves [...]

developing empathy

How to Develop Empathy: 10 Exercises & Worksheets (+ PDF)

We have all met people who appear to lack empathy. When they see someone upset or having a hard time, they appear baffled, unclear how [...]

empathy books

15 Must-Read Empathy Books for Cultivating Kindness

Empathy involves the ability “to feel or imagine another person’s emotional experience” (McDonald & Messinger, 2011, p. 2). This powerful emotion inspires compassionate behavior that [...]

Psychology of Forgiveness: 10+ Fascinating Research Findings

In life, we can hold on to a lot of anger and resentment. These grievances only offer a lifetime of hurt and should be dealt [...]

Self-compassion books

12 Best Self-Compassion Books for a Peaceful Life

Many of us struggle with harsh inner critics, low self-esteem, and negative self-talk. Besides wrestling with ever more complex external challenges, we can be our [...]

Forgiveness Activities

24 Forgiveness Activities, Exercises, Tips and Worksheets

Forgiveness is a complex process of change, and although beneficial cannot be accomplished by simple means. It requires sustained effort and commitment. Below we have [...]

3 Self-Compassion Tools (PDF)