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How to Find Strength During a Crisis

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

During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, we can draw upon inner and outer resources: gratitude, awareness of our senses and breath, plus compassion for self and others. We can also expand our understanding to curtail fear -- and limit the amount of time and energy we spend fighting and resisting the truth of what’s happening.


Emotionally Exhausted? Try Empathy

Article •  2 - 4 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 4 minutes

Living in this ceaselessly demanding world, how do we recover from emotional exhaustion? The hopelessness of not being met in the world can leave us wrung out like an old mop. Our heart rate plummets, our blood pressure and respiration drop, and energy and information processing start slogging along. Instead, we can build the bridge of empathy for greater rejuvenation.


The Radical Act of Reclaiming Attention

Article •  5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes

Given all that we are facing today as a society and a species, amongst some of the things we need is a well nourished heart. To nourish our hearts we need to discern where to wisely put our attention. Here are three practices to reclaim your attention, and replenish your reserves, so that you have the inner resources to do the work that is calling you.  They are: train the mind, nourish the heart, and stay connected to purpose.


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

Practice Exercise •  2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 - 3 minutes
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.

Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Beginner
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Your Inner Leader

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

When building successful relationships, it can be very helpful to see yourself as a collection of different inner parts that developed due to various life experiences. Without empathy and acknowledgment, our inner parts tend to work against us. That's when we're called upon to build and develop our inner leadership...


Strengthening Your Empathy Muscle

Video •  1 hour, 7 minutes
All Skill Levels
Video
1 hour, 7 minutes

Jori and Jim Manske explore strengthening your empathy "muscle" for your own well being. Empathy can be a means to strengthen your own resilience, as well as being present for another person.