Four key parts to compassion


Awareness, attention, and noticing that "suffering" is ocurring. This could be difficult thoughts, emotions, physical pain, fatigue, or all of the above.


Recognising that these experiences are a normal part of humanity. We are all likely to experience some form of suffering in our lives. Reminding oursevles that we are not alone in our suffering, and the fact we experience pain is not our fault.


Not trying to ignore the pain and suffering resulting from ME/CFS or criticising ourselves. Treating ourselves with warmth and understanding, and being with this suffering with empathy, care, kindness, and acceptance.


Exploring ways to help make the pain more bearable or manageable. This could be comforting ourselves or others, engaging in soothing activities, taking action to solve a problem we are facing or all of the above.