Ann Rainhart and Lisa Abrams, a consultant at Lisa Abrams Consulting, discussed the importance of self-compassion in the legal industry during the panel Self Compassion: Practicing and Teaching It in a Changing Legal Market at NALP’s Annual Education Conference earlier this month. The pair introduced a variety of reasons why self-compassion is so critical in the legal industry, including the breakdown in barriers between work and personal life, as well as compassion fatigue that stems from constantly helping other people.
One useful approach in practicing self-compassion is to treat yourself as you would a good friend. Rainhart shared that we must be warm and generous to ourselves. “You’re the one person you can’t get away from,” she said. “That should make you care even more about yourself."
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