Protective Self-Compassion Break

Protective Self-Compassion Break

Sometimes the most compassionate thing we can do for ourselves is soften our hearts and treat ourselves with the same tender care we would offer to a friend who was suffering.  At other times, self-compassion may require us to be fierce or protective.  This practice...
MSC Practice:  Self-Compassion in Daily Life

MSC Practice: Self-Compassion in Daily Life

While we are learning many new ways to cultivate self-compassion, it is helpful to remember the different ways we may already be practising some form of self-care on a regular basis.   Think about how you already care for yourself in each of the following areas:...
MSC Practice:  Soles of the Feet

MSC Practice: Soles of the Feet

This is an effective way to anchor your awareness in the present moment, in body sensation, especially when you’re upset and can’t calm yourself down. • Stand up and feel the soles of your feet on the floor. Rock forward and back a little, and side to side. Make...
MSC Practice: Supportive Touch

MSC Practice: Supportive Touch

One easy way to care for and comfort yourself when you’re feeling badly is to give yourself supportive touch. Touch activates the care system and the parasympathetic nervous system to help us calm down and feel safe. It may feel awkward or embarrassing at first, but...
How to be Alone by Padraig O-Tuama

How to be Alone by Padraig O-Tuama

How To Be Alone by Padraig O’Tuama It all begins with knowing nothing lasts forever. So you might as well start packing now. But, in the meantime, practice being alive. There will be a party where you’ll feel like nobody’s paying you attention. And there will be a...