Blog Topic: Self-Compassion

Kindness

Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be...

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What is Compassion-Focused Therapy?

https://youtu.be/tE4hhrMMfG8 Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT) helps people shift their relationship to their difficult experiences.  It helps people soften their tendency to beat themselves up or shame themselves or think that there is something wrong with them.  It...

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Our Story

Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. from Start Close In by David Whyte     That’s what we did.  We started close in with long time friends and colleagues. With our own hearts and minds. ...

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Felt Sense Prayer

This is a lovey prayer to say before or after doing the Compassionate Body Scan Guided Meditation I am the pain in your head, the knot in your stomach, the unspoken grief in your smile. I am your high blood sugar, your elevated blood pressure, your fear of challenge,...

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My Self-Compassion Journey

In 2014 I found myself at a week long intensive training in Mindful Self-Compassion on Whidbey Island, Washington and the trajectory of my life changed. The practices resonated deeply and challenged my inner self-critic that had been running the show for too long. I...

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Letting Go of Striving

MSC is about building resources, skills, and strengths to face our human imperfections with loving, connected presence. It takes courage to embark on the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion. Choosing to learn how to respond to ourselves with kindness and compassion...

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Health Benefits of 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 threat...

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Letting Go

“I think most of the spiritual life is really a matter of letting go, ceasing to cling, ceasing to insist on our own way, ceasing to tense ourselves up for this or against that.” Beatrice Bruteau

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