Compassionate Thoughts and Images Worksheet

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Self-criticism results in more negative than positive approaches towards life, oneself, and others. Such individuals are more likely to feel discouraged and experience shame and lack of self-compassion. However, compassion has a history of healing for ages. The Dalai Lama concluded the rule for happiness for oneself and others: focus on compassion (Dalai Lama 1995, 2001 as cited in Gilbert, 2009). Further, practicing compassion brings greater mental and physical well-being for individuals. 

What Are the Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Compassionate mind training, an outgrowth of compassion-focus therapy specifically designed for such cases, provides an effective strategy to alter the negative or undermining thoughts with compassionate thoughts for shame, discouragement, and self-criticism that will make people kind to themselves, feel self-warmth, or be self-compassionate

How Will This Worksheet Help you?

This worksheet will help people who lack self-compassion to alter their undermining or discouraging thoughts by helping them to understand their mental processing and changing their focus towards compassion. 

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for everyone who feels discouraged and hopeless to identify the diminishing thoughts based on a negative approach with a positive, compassionate one for healthy mental processing.

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