Self-compassion……..What is it? Why is it of value? How does it relate to the employment needs of persons with disabilities? These are just a few of the questions people might have when they hear the term followed by having it associated with employment and persons with disabilities. For starters, self-compassion is not a topic that has been historically discussed openly, correctly understood, or promoted. Instead, the societal message when faced with difficult life events such as disability, unemployment, and lack of resources (i.e., access, education) has been one of “just man up and deal with it.” Self-compassion offers everyone, including persons with disabilities, a positive and viable alternative.
Stuntzner, Susan, "Self-compassion and Employment Issues of Persons with Disabilities" (2014). Counseling Faculty Publications and Presentations. 32.
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