Blog Topic: Weight

Sometimes by David Whyte

This poem by David Whyte is an invitation to reflect into the place which troubles you with "tiny but frightening requests".  Often these are parts of ourselves we would rather not feel, see or experience.  What are those places? What does it feel like to be invited...

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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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3-Centre Check-In

There is much research to show that simple, brief mindfulness practices can help us cope with difficult situations.  The 3-Centre Check-In is an anchoring practice that can be used in emotionally challenging situations. It is a practice we teach in Mindful...

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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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Stress & Burnout

Stress can so easily cross over into burnout over time.  Even for the most highly functioning person, there is a limit. And the body keeps score. There is a way to care for yourself at the same time as you are caring for others. A way to learn to manage that edge. Try...

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Orthorexia

Sometimes a commitment to eating healthy foods can slip into an obsession with ‘perfect’ eating. Every day a challenge to eat right and ‘be good’. Life can become so restrictive and focused on eating the perfect diet that there is less room for other interests,...

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First Nations Health

The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health acknowledges that we live, learn, and work on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples - the Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus and Snaw-Naw-As Nations. We are honored to have been invited to present Mindful Self-Compassion...

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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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The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get...

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