Acquiring the Skills
Aside from the course I teach at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California and my In Your Own Hands book, my Thursday posts can provide a guide you can follow if you don’t happen to live geographically close enough to be able to take the college course.
Learning to Love Your Precious Body
This course teaches self-compassion at a deep level. Students have reported dramatically increased self-care, which seems to result from cultivation of a loving relationship with their bodies. Feelings of shame and inadequacy were replaced with the belief that they are perfect with all their flaws. Even if self-care were not to improve, health and wellbeing would still improve. Self-hatred creates enormous stress on the body, whereas self-love reduces stress, thereby improving immune function and overall health and wellbeing.