Self-compassion exercise #3

By now hopefully you have tried self-compassion exercise #1 and self-compassion exercise #2. If so, now is a great time to reflect on those experiences. What was it like showing yourself compassion? How did it make you feel? What emotions did it elicit? Below is a writing exercise for our third self-compassion activity. Firstly, we…Read more »

Self-Compassion Exercise #2

This is the second self-compassion exercise in my “build your self-compassion” mini series. If you didn’t catch the first one, you can find it here. Exercise #2 is below! SELF COMPASSION BREAK Think of a situation in your life right now that is causing you stress. Focus your mind on the event. Notice if you…Read more »

Meaningful Misery

One of the critical goals of therapy is to learn to acknowledge and express a full range of emotions. All emotions, whether they be positive, negative, pleasant or distressing, serve and important functional purpose in our lives. Often, I encounter clients who are apologetic about expressing negative emotions or discussing the adversities in their life.…Read more »

Staying Positive In A World Of Negative News

There was a time where taking a time out to read the newspaper and have a cup of coffee was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. In an age of evolved news technology, where information about world events is accessible 24/7, most people will keep up to date on current affairs in some form of another. Currently,…Read more »