Mindfulness teaches us to turn towards our difficulty and self compassion helps us bring kind attention.
When you are surfing 🏄 the best way to deal with a big wave is to dive into it.
The same is true when we face difficult emotions.
Mindful self compassion strategies are life skills that allow you to respond wisely to situations.
Do you make time to play?
I am enjoying the sun in Palm Springs and my goal on this trip is to play. Play has been proven to boost creativity and happiness. How do you play?
My list of fun:
More reading ( this is play for me)
Tennis / pickle ball
Art- tinker projects around the house (not renos)
Goofy behaviour with my kids
Fart jokes are always funny!
I know I am out of balance when I get too serious and I laugh less often. As adults, many of us loose our ability to play.... We need to practice the art of play!
MindShift app by Anxiety Canada is an incredible resource. I would highly recommend checking out this free app!
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Here’s a quick overview: you’ll be able to access guided meditations and visualizations, get quick relief, track anxiety over time, work through CBT activities, set goals, and easily export data to facilitate communication with a psychologist, counsellor, or therapist. You’ll learn to relax, develop more effective ways of thinking, and take active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
Done creating all the meditations for the Making Friends With Yourself course. Whoo hoo. The production of these videos took time but my clients ask for me to record my voice. They wanted more practice a home from the course. Self compassion has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression by 32% and boost academics by 11%.
Meditations are available for Free on my YouTube channel.