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Things to ponder about Self-Compassion

  If we cannot treat ourselves with kindness then it can be difficult to relate to others.  It becomes even more difficult to have compassion and empathy with strangers or those we do not like. Kristin Neff’s work on self compassion urges us to learn to treat ourselves with kindness especially in times of set backs […]

Breathing meditation helps military vets with PTSD – Stanford study

Breathing meditation helps military vets with PTSD – Stanford study

  reposted from meditation-helps-ptsd-090514    Stanford scholar helps veterans recover from war trauma Newly published research by Stanford scholar Emma Seppala shows how meditation and breathing exercises can help military veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. By Clifton B. Parker Breathing meditation is a powerful ally for military veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according […]

Why bother? What’s the point of all this?

   Her shoulders hunched.  Eyes downcast.  Despite being a highly confident professional her dejection rolled off her in waves.  Encrusted with shame she couldn’t make eye contact with me or stop the words that burst out, “What’s the point….?  Why bother….?”  Every person with a difficult history has said these words at one time or […]

The Thing We All Hate Yet Could Be The Door To Healing

I was recently with some family members on a trip overseas. Great trip. Fascinating. Wonderful adventures. Then one day my person reached for her wallet and it wasn’t there. That meant all her credit cards, driver’s license, everything (well, thank goodness, she had left her passport in the room safe). In seconds my relative was […]

[Article] Growing Self-Compassion = Less Reactivity and

  Compassion always sounds like a good idea yet when we’re in the dumps it seems a looooong way away from.  Unattainable, almost. I’m mulling this around especially since leading a Mindful Self-Compassion course with Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, especially since people always want to know what helps them heal.  Really the question is, often unspoken but […]

New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories

April 18th, 2014 in Psychology & Psychiatry Researchers have determined a simple and effective emotion-regulation strategy that has neurologically and behaviorally been proven to lessen the emotional impact of personal negative memories. What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal […]

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