Living a Meaningful Life

After a while you no longer need stuff and your attention turns to purpose. Things don’t excite you as much as experiences and you just want to feel good, alive, connected. Here are 10 steps to help you on the path to living a meaningful life: Slow down, breathe, bringing a mindful presence throughout [...]

5 ways to practice self care, and they are not what you think :)

Usually, when we hear we should be practicing self-care, we think that means we should go get a manicure, take a hot bath, or do something else to pamper ourselves. It's easy to ignore this article and stop reading right now because you think you've heard it all before, but this time we are taking [...]

By |2016-10-20T17:28:32+10:00October 16th, 2016|Compassion, Self Care|2 Comments

The criticiser, the criticised, and the compassionate observer

This exercise is modeled on the two-chair dialogue studied by Gestalt therapist Leslie Greenberg. In this exercise, clients sit in different chairs to help get in touch with different, often conflicting parts of their selves, experiencing how each aspect feels in the present moment. To begin, put out three empty chairs, preferably in a triangular [...]

By |2016-04-06T09:56:47+10:00December 12th, 2014|Compassion|0 Comments

Cultivating Compassion and Self-Love – Exploring self-compassion through writing

This activity is an opportunity to develop a loving, kind and compassionate attitude towards oneself. Writing yourself a letter can be a very healing experience, also good to receive it in the mail :) Part One:Everybody has something about themselves that they don’t like; something that causes them to feel shame, to feel insecure, or [...]

By |2018-11-22T16:37:35+10:00December 11th, 2014|Compassion|0 Comments

How self-compassionate are you?

Self-compassion involves becoming aware of the presence of suffering in our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and actions—and then taking steps to diminish the suffering. Compassion is the natural and spontaneous feeling that arises when we witness suffering, and that triggers our taking action to alleviate the suffering. While it may sound easy, practicing compassion for ourselves [...]

By |2017-03-23T12:36:15+10:00December 6th, 2014|Compassion|0 Comments