Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson

Become a Better Friend to Yourself

Become a Better Friend to Yourself

It's often easier to be a good friend to others than to ourselves. Today we're exploring how to balance constructive and harmful self-criticism, move away from our "act," embrace change, manage feelings of worthlessness, and ultimately be a good friend to ourselves.New Sponsor: Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Key Topics:3:15: A few ways to be kind to yourself.8:15: Finding your key resources.12:50: Useful vs. harmful self-criticism. 15:00: Putting your past in perspective. 20:15: Moving away from the “act.”23:00: Finding optimal distance.28:00: Ways to tune into your own goodness.34:00: What to do when you don’t feel like a good person.43:00: Narcissism vs. authentic feelings of goodness. 46:00: Relating to the self as something that can change. 50:00: Ego idealFrom Dr. Hanson: The Foundations of Well-Being brings together the lessons of a lifetime of practice into one year-long online program. Podcast listeners can use the code BEINGWELL25 at checkout for an additional 25% off! Please don't hesitate to apply for a scholarship if you're in need. Hardwire lasting change into your mind and heart in just a few minutes a day  with Dr. Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price!Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Connect with the show:Follow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

Duration: 53 min

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