Self-Compassion

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7 Tips for Not Personalizing

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you want more tips for not overly personalizing events, comments and actions, and decreasing rumination, you’ll find heaps of simple, practical solutions in , especially in chapter 5 (rumination) and chapter 7 (fear of...

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This is a technique I use with clients for diverse problems from binge eating to procrastination. I thought I’d provide a (fictional) example. The example is about binge eating. The client is asked to write...

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Self Compassion, Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Dr Christopher Germer- author of mindful self compassion. (Around 20 free mp3s that include traditional mindfulness for beginners (body scan, mindfulness of breath, sounds etc.), lovingkindness and self-compassion infused practices)....

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If you’re a reasonably conscientious person (and if you’re reading a self improvement blog, you probably are!), reducing self-criticism is likely to help you achieve more success and happiness both personally and in your social...

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Procrastination / Avoidant Coping

August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how people do avoidant coping to avoid difficult thoughts and emotions getting triggered, or to escape from them once they are already occurring. I wrote that the first step to overcoming...

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Self Worth

August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

I thought I’d do something I haven’t done before – open a post up for comments. This is my version of an exercise from Dr Kristin Neff’s book. The exercise is for helping you reduce...

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Research into the psychological benefits of self-compassion is an emerging trend in psychology. I actually prefer the term self kindness. Self-compassion is about learning alternative responses when you are experiencing psychological suffering (suffering includes when...

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Most of the strategies that work for people who have “disorders” like depression or anxiety disorders, also work well for dealing with life in general. I like to try out the strategies I recommend to...

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The last couple of weeks I’ve been practicing mindfulness of self criticism. I’m attempting to notice when I’ve got a self critical internal monologue going on, rather than my own self criticism being so automatic...

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Everyday Mindfulness: RAIN Tool

April 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

R.A.I.N Mindfulness This is an everyday mindfulness tool I really like. Its called RAIN, which stands for R Recognize what is happening A Allow life to be just as it is I Investigate inner experience...

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