The Benefits of Self-Compassion

Most of us find it extremely hard to be kind and compassionate towards ourselves. Some believe that we’ll get lazy or complacent if we’re too “soft” on ourselves, other think it’s somehow “selfish” or arrogant. There are unkind voices in our heads that tell us the harshest, most unkind things about our bodies, our behaviour, our talents.

Here is the ultimate myth-dispeller! An infographic about Self-Compassion, and why it’s actually absolutely necessary. Join the conversation in the comments below and let me know what was your greatest insight?

Liesel Teversham
Liesel Teversham

Liesel helps sensitive introverts to see their sensitivity as a superpower, love their work and practice awesome self-care so they can be energized and make a difference in a meaningful and fulfilling way. She helps them to overcome the fear of being visible, avoiding the spotlight and conflict, being ‘too nice’, perfectionism and procrastination.

She’s the author of “No Problem. The Upside of Saying No”, which is a handbook for those who struggle to say no, are overwhelmed and exhausted.

Click here to read about the book.




  1. Sjoerd Alkema

    Hi Liezel!

    I am in the process of developing a Fulfilled Life Programme as part of my Ph.D. Your use of infographics in dealing with these issues ar absolutely great and spot on for a generation that reads less – well done!



    • Liesel Teversham

      Hi Sjoerd,

      Great to hear from you and thank you for your wonderful comment. I’m intrigued about your program, that sounds fantastic! I need to make you aware that this infographic was not created by me, I used it in this article with permission from the original creator (whose links are displayed on the graphic itself). I’d love to learn to create them – they convey complex material in a wonderfully simple and quick way (to a generation that doesn’t read, like you say!).

      Feel free to write more about your program, and you can mail me from the Contact Form on the site. I look forward to hearing from you! And well done with working towards a Ph.D!


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