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  • Writer's pictureHannah Brooks

Self-Compassion and HSP Relationships With Lori Cangilla

Developing Self-Compassion is one of the key ingredients to building a truly thriving marriage as an HSP. It is embedded in everything I teach and will be forever, because it is just so essential.

 So I invited Lori Cangilla, a psychologist and HSP specialist, to have a conversation about it with me, share stories and some laughs, and dive deeper into what self-compassion is all about in this episode.

 Although self-compassion is often misunderstood, it is a source of so much goodness between you and your partner–and even if you haven’t been the most self-compassionate person up until now, you can totally develop it! And it will send powerful healing ripples throughout your whole life and marriage.

So listen in to discover: 

  • what self compassion really is (and what it isn’t!) 

  • how it relates to compassion and connection

  • The common misunderstandings about it that may be preventing you from accessing the deep benefits of it, 

  • the 4 main pieces that compose self compassion, 

  • why you would bother spending a bit of energy to become a more self-compassionate person as a highly sensitive person

  • what the benefits of it are in our intimate relationships

  • why being self-compassionate can be challenging at first for HSPs 

  • the two types of self-compassion and how they work together to help you lead a life that is empowered, and self-honoring, as well as compassionate to others,  

  • and tips to begin developing more self compassion starting today

No HSP should live life without this vital way of relating to yourself.  As you grow your self-compassion, you will open doors to richer and deeper connection and intimacy with your own self and with your significant other, and reap the rich benefits of it in all areas of your life for all your years to come.

Listen in here  or below to find out how you can, too!

Dig in and subscribe via Apple Podcasts (and I'd love for you to leave a review!), or Stitcher, PlayerFM, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google Podcasts, or PandoraNot seeing your preferred podcast listening platform? It's on most, so search for "Highly Sensitive, Happily Married" there!


Find Lori at and her book, Wander and Delve here.

Learn about or enroll now in Treasured, Hannah's marriage coaching program for highly sensitive women, here. 


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