Self-Compassion Break for Dissertation Writers

Self-compassion is a useful tool to help manage the stress of dissertation writing. Self-compassion involves responding to difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we can comfort ourselves when we’re in distress. Research has shown that self-compassion can greatly enhance a sense of ease, well-being, and happiness.

This is a guided mindfulness meditation exercise that you can use whenever you’re feeling gripped by anxiety about dissertation writing -- or anything else that’s creating a sense of stress or pressure in your life. In this self-compassion break, you’ll be led through a series of steps to acknowledge your discomfort, recognize that you’re not alone in feeling this way and, finally, offer yourself some kindness and compassion.

For more information on the benefits of self-compassion practice and other self-compassion exercises, you may visit The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion here:

Self-Compassion Break for Dissertation Writers Video