Just Like Me

Just Like Me

This practice can be found in the book, Walking Each Other Home (2018), by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush.  It has been modified by Dr. Chris Germer to help us work with the difficult emotion of shame.   Start by bringing to mind a difficult or challenging person in your...
Compassionate U-Turn

Compassionate U-Turn

This meditation was developed by Dr. Chris Germer: Instructions “Please find a comfortable position and take a few deep, delicious breaths. Allow yourself to settle into your body and your chair.” Soft Gaze “Please bring to mind a face, especially the eyes, of a...
Connecting with the Wish to Be Loved

Connecting with the Wish to Be Loved

This resourcing practice meditation was offered by Dr. Chris Germer during his recent workshop on ‘The Antidote to Shame’.   It is designed to help us experience the innocence of our shame – that it comes from a universal wish to be seen and loved....
My Balm by Jane O’Shea

My Balm by Jane O’Shea

I close my eyes and sigh, and here I am lying in the hammock in my heart. Moving gently, with the soft air of my breath. When I fall from my head past my words, I’m caught lovingly by the hammock of my heart and rocked to its rhythmic beat. It is my peace, my rest, my...