Mindfulness can help us cope with intense social, political, and global issues to prevent overwhelm and burn out. It can also help feel our interconnectedness and cultivate compassion so that we’re ready and able to be a force of good.
Learn to connect with your heart with heartbreathing meditation from the HeartMath institute. It’s shown to improve heart rate coherence, and I also find that it’s helpful in approaching life with more compassion and heart energy.
Self-compassion, like mindfulness, is a practice. For many of us it may not come easy and may even seem totally foreign. There’s strong evidence in the research to support self-compassion as a reliable way to build inner resources and strengthen our sense of self and belonging.
In this video, I discuss self-compassion and teach a simple 3-step practice for directing loving kindness towards oneself.
This is a 7-minute guided meditation that I recorded to connect feelings of compassion with your body.
Find a quiet and comfortable spot. It’s ideal if you can lie down for deeper relaxation, but sitting is also okay. You may want to try it more than once and see how each session is different for you. Enjoy!