Super Powered Compassion

The latest children’s book from clinical psychologist Professor Shauna Shapiro teaches kids how to cultivate self-compassion.

Super Powered Compassion. In 32 pages of a brightly illustrated story—aimed at youngsters ages 3 to 8 years old—a young girl named Violet learns to counter her negative self-talk by learning a new practice to cultivate self-compassion. Each morning, she places her hand on her heart and says, “Good Morning, I Love You, Violet!” It’s a skill the book’s author, clinical psychologist Professor Shauna Shapiro, says we could all be better at. “Self-compassion soothes us when we are in pain and allows us to see our mistakes and learn from them. Self-compassion gives us the courage to face our struggles and to grow into our best selves.” Good Morning, I Love You, came out in October 2023.

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