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UK Coaching Research Team
Rapport Building and Communicating

Self-Compassion Strategies for Coaching

The theory behind self-compassion and practical strategies that coaches, at any level and in any sport, can use to maximise an individual's potential

We generally accept that athletes can be ultra-critical of themselves in order to be the best that they can be. But what if we challenged that notion by encouraging them to be more compassionate towards themselves, and less obsessed with perfecting their craft? Would that help their improvement and their well-being?

A team of academics in America believe so, having developed a new programme for coaches based on self-compassion theory.

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UK Coaching Research Team