- Self-Compassion Exercise: This is a guided exercise that can be done when feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or when you notice you are being hard on yourself. Find a quite place in your home or office, sit comfortably, press play and close your eyes. Note thoughts, feelings and sensations are you practice this exercise (you can journal them afterwards) and notice if your experience changes as you practice again.
- One Moment Meditation: This short guided meditation makes for a great practice on the go. A quick body check in, the a moment-to-moment awareness on the breath for a minute. Great practice in busy times.
- Wheel of Awareness: This practice comes from Dr. Dan Siegel, and is an exercise that helps us cultivate the ability to shift our awareness from the sensation of breathing, to sounds, body sensations and finally thoughts. The idea here is when we are caught in discursive thinking, rather than trying to stop thinking – what we resist, persists – we simply redirect our attention to the present moment via the body, breath, nature, or your favorite Now anchor.
- Self-Regulation Exercise: This exercise helps one regulate their nervous system and challenging states of mind through the body and breath. Once you complete the exercise a few times, incorporate shorter versions into your daily life, while standing in line, driving in your car, etc. The more you practice, the more you train your breathing habits and remain in a state of regulation and choice.
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