Self-Compassion is different from being selfish, self-centered, or weak. It means turning towards yourself with warmth, kindness, and encouragement when you are suffering. According to a large and growing body of research, it lowers stress and increases resilience, physical health, motivation and confidence. It also helps to prevent burnout for those who spend much of their time supporting others. Come learn easy, effective exercises to strengthen and more easily access this crucial inner resource on January 22nd at 9:15 am in the Conference Room. Presenter Carolyn (Carrie) Koehnline, is a psychotherapist in private practice and a member of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. She specializes in a gentle approach to navigating life transitions and clearing clutter inside and out.