Forgiveness Practice

Forgiveness Practice

Forgiveness is an important part of self-care and an integral component of learning to manage difficult relationships in our lives. Mindfulness and Self-Compassion can help us.  That is why Forgiveness Practice is included in Mindful Self-Compassion Training. The...
Grief, loss and mourning

Grief, loss and mourning

Grief is everything we think and feel after losing someone or something we love and cherish. Mourning is when we take all the feelings we have inside about our losses (including fear, anger, despair, confusion, overwhelm, regret, shame) and we express them in some way...
Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, and a team from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute has led a three year study looking at how yoga can reduce post traumatic symptoms in women.  From 2008 to 2011, they randomly assigned 64 women who were suffering from...
Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

  Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion Self-compassion enhances wellbeing primarily because it deactivates the threat system (associated with self-criticism, insecure attachment, and defensiveness) and activates the self-soothing system (associated with secure...
Tension, Stress and Trauma Release (TRE)

Tension, Stress and Trauma Release (TRE)

There are many different and effective ways to support people after they have had a traumatic experience.  This technique is an interesting way for groups of people to discharge after a stressful event, based on Peter Levine’s work on trauma. Levine noticed that...