How do I learn to love myself? - Center for Evidence Based Treatment Orange County DBT and CBT
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How do I learn to love myself?

I had someone ask me this question recently. Good question. In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we would would do this in several ways. We need to be mindful of self-judgments/invalidation and practice self-validation. We can practice loving kindness and several self-compassion exercises of a DBT friendly theory, called Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion. Here is a test of your current self-compassion, with a link to exercises to help you increase self-compassion.