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This pack contains the highest-rated self-compassion tools that practitioners use for their own professional development, in coaching, for teaching, or in a therapeutic setting.

Practitioners have reported that these exercises have led to breakthrough moments in the lives of their clients.

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17 Essential tools to better help others…

This package includes 17 practical tools covering a wide range of self-compassion tools including:

self-care | overcoming self-critical talk | meditation
self-compassion | visualization 

All tools are rooted in science and include references, practical advice and a detailed description of how to use the tool.

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    Master proven methods to increase the mental well-being of the people you work with.

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    Extend your offering with positive psychology methods and interventions.

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    Use these tools to add self-compassion to your professional arsenal.


You will be equipped with the following tools:

  • Loving-Kindness Meditation

    Cultivate compassion to ourselves and others using four "healing" elements.

  • Self-compassion Break

    Provide clients with a simple, memorable way to cultivate self- compassion when they need it the most.

  • Compassion-based Motivation

    Offers a new perspective on self-motivation that is characterized by more compassion and support.

  • Releasing Self-criticism Thought Balloons

    Help disrupt automatic thought patterns by making clients aware of self-critical thoughts and release them.

  • How Would You Treat a Friend?

    Help clients to practice cultivating self-compassion by highlighting the discrepancy between how one treats oneself versus how one treats a friend.

  • Self-Acceptance Meditation

    Help clients familiarize themselves with self-acceptance, reflect on the self’s inability to unconditionally accept the self, and set an intention to become more self-accepting.

  • Visualising a Compassionate Self

    Help clients relate to what it feels like to be self-compassionate and live more in line with this notion.

  • Self-Compassion Pause

    Create a more self-compassionate attitude and reaction in difficult times.

  • Self-Care Vision Board

    Help clients increase self-care and self-compassion in a creative way.

  • Befriending Your Inner Critic

    Identify your own unique internal Judger voice, and to work with it, instead of engaging in the battle.

  • Taking Care of Myself

    Make your client aware of the various ways he/she already is involved in self-compassionate actions.

  • Reframing Critical Self-Talk

    Increase the client’s awareness of inner criticism and promote a more self-compassionate stance towards the self.

  • Common Humanity Jars

    Provide participants with an experiential demonstration of common humanity, one of the three elements of self-compassion.

  • Compassionate Chair Work

    Access disparate facets of the self, in order to understand how they work together, conflict, and how they feel in when experienced in the present.

  • S.A.F.E. Self-Compassion Practice

    Provide an analogy for the process through which positive interventions aim to increase authenticity.

  • Training Self-Compassionate Thoughts and Behavior

    Increase daily awareness of self-critical thoughts and promote thoughts and behavior that reflect a more compassionate relationship with the self.

  • ​Embracing Your Humanness

    Demonstrate to people that they are not alone in their tendency to be self-critical.

  • “This package has contributed measurably and immeasurably to the well-being of people with whom I interact. Their lives are clearer of purpose and more fulfilling in outcomes as well as processes”.

    Stephen R. Mills | Corporate Trainer
  • “This is a great resource for my coaching and counseling work as well as for presentations I give. It’s great to have everything packaged in convenient ways for client use and keeps me abreast of Positive Psychology developments”.

    Dr. Richelle Anderson | Clinical Psychologist
  • “Thanks so much for these wonderful resources. I’m a MAPP student at University of East London & a wellness practitioner for the past 20+years. These tools are an essential part of my box of tricks when developing a program or workshop – thank you!”

    Tara Killen | Executive Coach

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Introduction to Self-Compassion Exercises (PDF)

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Use this booklet to guide your clients to distinguish between a self-critical and self-compassionate response when confronted with personal weaknesses.

About the author

Hugo Alberts (Ph.D.) has over 15 years’ experience teaching psychology to thousands of people at universities, companies, healthcare facilities, and government agencies.

Currently, his focus is developing science-based tools and exercises to help other professionals apply positive psychology confidently and expertly.

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