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Mourning Our Way to Acceptance

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 04/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
04/2013

When something happens that we don't like no amount of resentment nor magical thinking will make it disappear. Instead, we can mourn to dissolve our own resistance, resentment, and numbness of resignation. Mourning can allow us to feel pain with acceptance, and without needing to be okay with what happened. Acceptance can bring us to a place where even all the anguish in the world is fully, part of life.


Dissolving Reactivity With Your Partner

Article • 3-5 minutes • 2/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes
2/2019

Most reactivity in intimate relationships comes from a lack of confidence in maintaining intimacy, autonomy, or security. What may help is naming what's happening, interrupting shame, and anchoring or reassuring yourself. You can also reflect on the effects of acting from reactivity. Knowing what helps center you, ask your partner to do or say specific things that might help. Read on for more.


Self Connection in the Turbulent Times of COVID-19

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

Read on for a demonstration of self empathy -- all generated within the context of both the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changes to Bridget's life that have arisen as a result.


Inner Conflict and Agreements with Yourself

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 4/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
4/2019

There are three things you can do to sort inner conflict and make doable, sustainable agreements with yourself. This capacity can build trust with yourself to follow through, and to develop diverse and creative solutions -- thereby increasing confidence and ease.


W.A.I.T: Practices For Presence And Patience

Practice Exercise • 2 - 3 minutes • 02/01/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 - 3 minutes
02/01/2022
With these practices make space before reacting to emotion or external stimulus. This can enable your capacity to respond from your self-connection to universally shared values. With practice you can create the capacity to temporarily put impulsiveness aside, in the service of connection with yourself and others, and in service of more informed and effective strategies.

Using Anger as a Beacon

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 06/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
06/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Anger is a prominent call to gain our attention. Mary explains why it's worth heeding that call.


When We Need Empathy the Most

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
10/2005

Trainer Tip: On a scale of 1 to 10, how is your emotional bank account? If it’s lower than you like, consider what you can do right now to bring it closer to balance. Everyone in your life, and most especially you, will benefit from this. Even 15 mins of empathy may nourish you with accompaniment and perspective, even when the issues or circumstances in your life are the same.


Self-Righteous Anger

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/31/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/31/2005

Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed that some of your behaviors ensure that your needs for peace and relief won’t be met? Take judgments for instance. The more we have, the less peaceful and happy we feel.


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