Self-Compassion sounds like a roundabout way to forgiveness, but resentment, revenge and silence often result in more suffering.
The journey to self-compassion lies in developing greater tolerance of the body’s defense mechanisms that show up as defensiveness.
Ambivalence is not always equivalent to denial or resistance. It can be perceived as thoughtful and considered reflection.
Self-compassion is an import from Buddhist psychology that works well with mindfulness to calm our inner critic.