A 1/2 day introduction to the research and skills involve in building inner resiliency. Research has been exploding the last ten years showing a strong link between mindfulness and self-compassion and less negative emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, stress, depression) and, at the same time, the strong development of more positive emotions (relationship satisfaction, healthier lifestyle behaviours, increased happiness and overall wellbeing.
I’m being good.”
“Just two chips.”
“I feel fat.”
“Make good choices.”
“I ate so badly on the weekend, need to go to the gym, lose 10 kilos, feel so fat, doing a cleanse.”
Chances are, you’ve heard these phrases before. You’ve probably said a few of them too, no matter what your size or relationship with your body.
They may seem harmless, but what you are saying to your fat friend, colleague or family member is: I am doing my very best to not be like you.