An introductory mindfulness practice for anyone wanting to get into mindfulness and meditation.
Learning to generate self-compassion can improve your well-being.
I love body scans. I find them a great way to get into my body, sometimes helping me relax, but more often helping me with pain management. I do remember the first time I did one though. The thought I had, “this sounds terrifying! Why would I want to move towards the pain that I’m already experiencing?!”
Using a small piece of food, we practice riding the waves of urges without giving into them.
Can you make room for your experience with pain, sadness or anxiety?
The good thing is, that even people with chronic illness can develop resilience. Warning: it does require work on your part. Luckily, some of the work may not feel like work at all… it just requires consistent commitment to it.
When is the last time you fully engaged in a household chore or activity? This mindfulness practice will guide you through it, helping you contact the present moment.
Sometimes we get “hooked” on our thoughts, which often causes anxiety and depressive ruminations. What if we could learn away to just have thoughts be thoughts, without getting hooked. This week we can…
Psychoanalyst, Alfred Adler, had a technique called acting “as if” to help people with behaviour change. But can this technique improve the lives of chronic illness and chronic pain warriors? That’s what we dig into this week.
This week I thought we’d examine the Greek word/philosophy of sophrosyne and how it applies to living with a chronic