On self love

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Laetitia Phan

Laetitia Phan

Laetitia is a clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. She is based in central London, just a stone’s throw from Holborn tube station. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (with specialization in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and in Methods of meditation and relaxation) at the Université de Paris X. Laetitia is registered with the AFEP-EF (French Association for gifted children attending a French school in North-West Europe).

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What and when was your last self-loving moment?

I cannot stress enough how important, even crucial, this is in any kind of self-development. I will repeat it over and over. Because without self-love we can’t give love to others. Without self care, we can’t properly care for others either. Simply because we don’t know how.

Think about airplane rules in case of emergency for parents : their oxygen masks first, and then their child’s. Otherwise, the parent would risk losing consciousness without even being able to help!

It is not altruistic to consume ourselves for others, it is only self-destructive. Whatever we might tell ourselves, we need to give ourselves the love first, and THEN share it.

Give yourself some love today: put yourself first on something that really matters to you and only you. Not something to look good, to feel good about yourself, your performance or please or care for others, something just for you. And then let yourself feel how you will naturally get a little kinder and loving.

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Laetitia Phan

Laetitia Phan

Laetitia is a clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. She is based in central London, just a stone’s throw from Holborn tube station. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (with specialization in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and in Methods of meditation and relaxation) at the Université de Paris X. Laetitia is registered with the AFEP-EF (French Association for gifted children attending a French school in North-West Europe).

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