Blog Topic: Self-Compassion

The Link between Health, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Self-criticism does more than make us feel badly.  It is actually bad for our health. Self-Criticism activates the nervous threat response system stimulating the hormones designed to help us deal with danger through a ‘fight, fight or freeze’.  When our...

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Practice Makes Imperfect

The goal of practice is to become a compassionate mess. That means fully human – often struggling, uncertain, confused – with great compassion Rob Nairn, Meditation Teacher...

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Meditation for Stress

This meditation practice helps us learn to be with our stress, anxiety or pain.  Rather than trying to avoid it, or get overwhelmed by our feelings, meditation practice helps us ‘be with’ what we are experiencing. When we practice ‘being with’...

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A Natural Anti-Depressant that Works

Dr. Elisha Stein studies depression and has found that a depressed brain has significantly more activity in the right prefrontal cortex than the left prefrontal cortex.The right side is associated with avoidance, negative emotions, and stuckness while the left side is...

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Kindfulness

Mindfulness practice helps us become more aware of what we are experiencing, while we are experiencing it. So we can start to observe ourselves when we are feeling different emotions and reactions and learn how not to react in the moment.  It helps if we can do this...

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