September 15, 2016

Compassion and Mindfulness

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:00 am by kellyfdennis



I went to an awesome seminar some months ago about Mindful Self Compassion. I have been encouraging my clients to practice mindfulness for quite some time now and will also frequently be heard saying “you need to be kinder to yourself, give yourself some grace.” Therefore, it was great to hear about and practice the two together for two days during this seminar.

The seminar landed on two particularly stressful days for me, personally. I remember walking in to the seminar, trying to get settled and BAM! We step right into a mindfulness practice. I found myself thinking, “Wow, it is hard to stay with this practice right now.” And doesn’t the facilitator say “If your having trouble right now, give yourself some compassion.” So I did!

It was actually a really good seminar for me in that I had to practice what I preach, so to speak. I found it difficult to calm my negative internal dialogue and really had to work to stay in the moment. I think self compassion and mindfulness are especially important right now with all the unsettling things happening in our nation and around the world. When we practice compassion and mindfulness, it helps us to get to know ourselves better and in turn we can be more empathetic and compassionate towards others.

Maybe you want to try some mindfulness practices for yourself. I have several mindfulness meditations, guided imageries, and relaxation exercises available at my store. I’d love for you to check them out!

Be well and have a wonderful day!

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