Self-compassion isn’t generally something that comes naturally to us all, but generating self-compassion is certainly a tool we can learn over time.
How do you talk to yourself when you make a mistake or don’t meet expectations of yourself? In the context of Intuitive Eating, what is the self-talk that goes on when your struggling with your eating? Or having a challenging / uncomfortable body moment?
Research has shown that self-compassion helps people overcome their guilt with their eating choices (Adams and Leary 2007). Self-compassion can thus
help promote change.