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What are your favourite self-compassion techniques?

What are your favourite self-compassion techniques?  

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  1. 1. What are your favourite self-compassion techniques?

    • Offering yourself words of compassion
    • Resting a hand on a part of the body that calls for touch
    • Imagining how you would support someone you love if they were struggling
    • Reminding yourself that suffering is part of humanity
    • Asking yourself, "What do I need right now?"

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My favorite technique is one I learned from David on this forum. If I fall into self criticism, I catch myself, thank myself for recognizing that and return to the present. I use TNH's statements to center myself: "breathing in, I am aware of breathing in, breathing out I am aware of breathing out". Then, I tell myself some positive affirmations and move on. For me, this works. I know I will likely be challenged again but I will use these techniques and they will help me again. Daniel

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What a wonderful technique. It is a good reminder to celebrate our small moments of noticing when we've become lost in negative, critical thoughts. Thanks for sharing Daniel!

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Wow! How timely, Gillian, (I checked all the boxes) as I was just reading Kristen Neff's & Christopher's Germer's Book, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook last night and the Chapter on:

                       Self-Compassion Motivation (Chpater 11)>>>talk about doing a deeper dive! much food for thougt...the book feels like a Mature Diary as it becomes neccessary to, not only look at flaws, but to forgive those as well Via Self-Compassion.

I am striving to make changes in my Life as I have extended to offer a Mindful Meditation with one of my Dr's office's whom I admire for his humility; I know that could be perceived as a Conflict of Interest, though have given him an out if that is a problem for him.

Have a Great day all!!

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