What better time than Valentine’s Day to look at how to improve your relationships? This week’s guest, Michelle Becker, is a marriage and family therapist who also specializes in compassion. Through workshops, online education, and her Well Connected podcast, she shares her understanding of compassions and offers couples the tools they need to relate to each other better. Her new book, Compassion for Couples: Building the Skills of Loving Connection, offers exercises and insight into how we can use compassion, and she’s here to explain why it’s so vital to a healthy relationship.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why self-compassion is the first step to a truly compassionate relationship.
- What happens to our brains when we fall in love — and why that changes over time.
- How compassion can change the way you view your significant other and deepen your relationship.
Links and Resources
- Facebook: @michellebeckerwisecompassion
- Instagram: @wisecompassion
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-becker-2461211b0/
- Website: https://wisecompassion.com/
- Try these mindful compassion exercises to improve your relationships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjwNH4cTLE&t=40s
- Download a free sample chapter of Compassion for Couples: https://www.guilford.com/excerpts/becker2_ch2.pdf?t=1
- Sign up for Michelle’s next Compassion for Couples class (starting May 2): https://wisecompassion.thinkific.com/courses/compassion-for-couples-may2023
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