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Transforming Limiting Beliefs About Sex Using Neurobiology

Practice Exercise • 1 page • 09/20/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 page
09/20/2015
This is an opportunity to explore/transform a limiting belief you have about yourself using what science is discovering about neurobiology. A limiting belief is simply an idea or thought we have about ourselves/life that we or others have affirmed over and over again – these…

The Wheel of Awareness

Practice Exercise • 00:11 hours:minutes • 02/08/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
00:11 hours:minutes
02/08/2011
Join CNVC Certified Trainer and Certified Focusing Teacher Shulamit Berlevtov in this brief exercise called the Wheel of Awareness. This exercise will help you become aware of how to distinguish and differentiate your life experience.

Self Empathy/Regulation Process

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 12/1/2016
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
12/1/2016
Building your body and mind awareness can help you better regulate/calm your emotions.  Regular self-empathy will help you better regulate your emotions as well as increase your body and mind awareness.  If you are not aware of amygdala activation(fight/flight/freeze response), you will react instead of responding…

Some Ideas for Using the Feelings & Needs Cards

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
1/2010
This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self-Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.

How To Deal With Ourselves When We Are Less Than Perfect

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 10/7/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
10/7/2021
How we treat ourselves when we fall short of our own ideals, desires and hopes can profoundly affect the quality of our lives. Learn how to identify your triggers and reactions, to mourn falling short, and to practice self-connection and self-empathy. 

Feelings vs. Thoughts Vocabulary Builder

Practice Exercise • 10 minutes • 09/11/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
10 minutes
09/11/2018
This ten question exercise will help build your feelings vocabulary. It is helpful to differentiate between words that describe what we think others are doing around us, and words that describe actual feelings. These "faux feelings" often reveal more about how we think others are…

Observing: Practicing the distinction between "observation" and "observation mixed with evaluation"

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
1/2020
Recalling Krishnamurti, Marshall referred to the capability of distinguishing observation vs observation mixed with evaluation as "the highest form of human intelligence." Read on for an exercise to help practice the skill of observation in combination with mindful walking.

The Illusion of Conflicting Needs

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 09/08/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
09/08/2019
This exercise will help you resolve situations in which you have two needs which seem to be in conflict with each other, transforming inner conflict into peace.

Emotional Regulation Strategies

Practice Exercise • 2-3 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
2-3 minutes
03/2020
Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.

Embodying Compassion Exercise

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 9/5/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
9/5/2021
Grow your compassionate presence with this 3-process exercise. The processes include: Connecting to and feeling the Life Impulse meditation, Creating your own inner space of compassionate presence exercise, and the Compassionately Embracing visualization. These processes will guide you toward deeper self connection and compassionate presence.

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