What is self-compassion?
Why is it important to have self-compassion?
Where can I learn more?
What will students learn?
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to…
- Distinguish between compassionate and non-compassionate behaviour
- Identify the three components of self-compassion
- Clearly explain the function and importance of each component of self-compassion
- Anticipate future challenges and create a plan for how to practice self-compassion in those circumstances
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