Here is the TED Talk by self-compassion educator & researcher Dr. Kirsten Neff that inspired the classes this past week. Thank-you to Burnaby-based therapist Anna Cahill (M.S.W. and R.S.W.) for sending me this Ted Talk.
Here are a few self-compassion supporting quotes and mantras that were mindfully planted through-out the classes this week. Thank-you to yoga student Lesley Arnould for sharing the first mantra prayer.
"May I be grateful for what I have,
May I bravely acknowledge what I need,
May I wisely know that the path to enlightenment requires both" Canadian Living Magazine, Oct 2017
"My beloved child, break your heart no longer.
Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart." - Swami Kripalu
While sitting in a meditative posture with hands resting upon the heart centre, repeat to self
"Be still beloved heart, and know that you are safely held" - Amy Weintraub
Masters Level Clinical Counsellor (MA)