Welcome to the self-compassion Lived Experience Narrative research website!



From October 2022 to March 2023

please feel free to complete as many self-compassion lived experience narratives you would like.

There is no limit

to how many times you can share a self-compassion lived experience story. Be sure to include LOTS of detail about how the experience felt as you went through it. The narratives that have the most detail provide for deep understanding.


It is important to note

at no time will you be asked to provide your name or contact information. We are only interested in your experiences of self-compassion in human service programs, not your name or personal information.

Principles & Ethics

The purpose of this work is to

Ultimately, this three-year research study will establish a consumer-informed foundation for a much-needed compassion-based guiding framework that can aid Canadian Human Service (HS) Organizations and service providers in their ability to be responsive to the aspirations and preferences of consumers in ways that strengthen their ability to lead self-directed lives.  This work is possible because of the support of partner organizations and community members.