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sacredcirclecounseling. Another side effect of trauma, on the interpersonal, as well as the sy

Another side effect of trauma, on the interpersonal, as well as the systemic/cultural level. . We get used to being treated poorly. It becomes what we expect. Our normal. . ((This post is just to bring attention to this issue—it’s never as simple just telling yourself to “stop.” This dynamic of romanization helped you survive abuse... so make sure to be compassionate and gentle with yourself. ❤️)) . #imagedescription the words, “stop romanticizing the people who hurt you” surrender by red and white flowers. . Repost @psychicgems . #boundaries #healthyboundaries #love #healyourself #selfcare #selfcompassion #selfawareness #soulwork #personalgrowth #innerwork #highlysensitiveperson #empath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #spiritualityandmentalhealth #modernmystic #spiritualhealing #soulgrowth #tarotreadersofinstagram #astrologersofinstagram #queertherapist #spiritualawareness #spiritualawakening #transpersonalpsychology #selflove #radicalselflove #childhoodtrauma #cptsd #complexptsd

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jessrachelsharp. It's Friday!!! 🎉 Which actually means nothing to me as I work weekend

It's Friday!!! 🎉 Which actually means nothing to me as I work weekends with the day job. But anyhoo...why not tag someone who makes your world brighter and make their Friday a little brighter too ✨ #positivereminders #positivequotes #qotd #handwrittenquotes #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthart #wellbeing #fighter #selfcompassion #selfcare #youwillbeokay #heartbreak #invisibleillnesses #mentalhealthmatters #recovery #recoveryquotes #friendship #friendshipquotes #etsyseller #etsyuk

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sacredcirclecounseling. I couldn’t agree with this more.
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The more we are willing to share ou

I couldn’t agree with this more. . The more we are willing to share our humanness (especially in the world of heavily curated Instagram feeds), the better it is for everyone’s mental health. . The following caption is also by @lisaoliveratherapy . ・・・ Yes, look at the language we are using. Yes, spread awareness. Yes, provide education and information. Yes, advocate for those who are suffering. Yes, see others with compassion and empathy. Yes, remind everyone that struggling isn’t a moral failure. But perhaps most importantly: share your own stories. Share your own struggles. Voice your own truths. We so often leave that part to others and stay silent about our own stories... (check out her account for whole caption) . #imagedescription the words, “One of the best ways to break stigma is to share our stories, our truths, and our experiences. The more we do this. the more we recognize ourselves in one another and the less alone we all feel.” . #connection #authenticconnection #love #healyourself #selfcare #selfcompassion #selfawareness #soulwork #personalgrowth #innerwork #highlysensitiveperson #empath #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #spiritualityandmentalhealth #modernmystic #spiritualhealing #soulgrowth #tarotreadersofinstagram #astrologersofinstagram #queertherapist #spiritualawareness #spiritualawakening #transpersonalpsychology #selflove #radicalselflove #childhoodtrauma #cptsd

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Who is busting out the ugly sweater and heading to a holiday party tonight!?! 🙋‍♀️ . I used to feel so lost when I was surrounded by a sea of holiday treats. Okay that’s an understatement, I was a wreck 🙈I felt this urge to eat them ALL, even when I already felt beyond full. 😩But then I realized something 🤔 there is no need to feel like I have to wait an entire year for these foods again, I can literally make them any time of the year. ❄️☀️🍂🌷 . When you look at food this way you’ll feel less of an urge to binge on them. Our bodies will want what we tell them they can’t have, it’s natural. ✨ So, remind yourself that you can make sugar cookies any time you want. Fudge won’t go extinct. And truffles will always be available. . What’s the one treat you always look forward to? For me, it’s buckeye balls 😍 and guess what? If I want to make them in January I can!! Crazy idea, huh? 😉 . #holidaytreats #bingeeating 📸 inspo: @drclaudiatfelty

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notesfromyourtherapist. I know it’s hard but please say what you mean - otherwise I can’t tell

I know it’s hard but please say what you mean - otherwise I can’t tell where we really stand. ❤️ . . . . . . . (I put 53 notes into a small paperback - my self-published art & emotions project! ☺️ Maybe Notes From Your Therapist is a nice little something for someone you love. ❤️✍️☕️📖 blurb.com/bookstore) . #relationshipgoals #emotions #feelings #resilience #emotionalintelligence #emotionalneglect #relationaltrauma #relationalneuroscience #vulnerability #compassion #selfcompassion #selfacceptance #authenticity #tuneintoyouremotions #writersofinstagram #emotionstherapist #notesfromyourtherapist #nfyt #feelingintelligence #howtolove #depression #anxiety #loneliness #trauma #traumaresilience #interpersonalneurobiology #polyvagaltheory #neuroception #attachmenttheory

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Someone recently reached out letting me know I shouldn't be talking about social issues as a therapist on this platform. It becomes more clear every single day that choosing to stay silent or forgo addressing these issues (either on social media or real life) means choosing to ignore the very realties our fellow human beings are living with every day. • Those impacted by these issues can't positively think their way out of it. They can't manifest their way out of it. They can't acupuncture it away or CBT it away or healthily eat it away or journal it away or socialize it away or even self-compassion it away, as much as they might want to. When we avoid sitting with the realities of our clients, our neighbors, and our communities, we miss out on really seeing people and we move further away from healing. • Until we can look these issues in the eye, recognize and hold space for their existence (it's hard - I know how hard it is), and see the truth for what it is, we do ourselves and those around us a disservice. • I know these things are hard to talk about (I'm still learning, too). I honor how challenging it can be to address them or even look at them without numbing or minimizing or avoiding. In fact, I think a lot of us were taught to ignore it. But, we *have" to look at it if we want things to shift. We *have* to if we want to actually show up fully for those we work and live with. And, we *have* to if we want to be competent, trauma-informed, and supportive professionals (and humans). • I am not leading the way by sharing this, nor am I sharing anything marginalized folks haven't already shared. But, I do see a huge lack of conversation around these issues in the therapist community, and I wonder how much more effective we could be if we held more space for these realities with our clients and within ourselves. A better and more equal world depends on it. Wednesday thoughts. Thank you for being here. It truly means so much.✌🏻 • PS. Can "living in systemic racism/sexism/_____ism" be added to the DSM? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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jessrachelsharp. For me, it's making phone calls. I hate them. I hate ringing people, I

For me, it's making phone calls. I hate them. I hate ringing people, I hate answering. It makes me so anxious and if I can put it off or just email instead, I will. Even if it means waiting days for a reply. So whatever your brave looks like, it IS brave! Remember that 💪❤✨ #bravery #brave #youarebrave #positivereminders #positivequotes #qotd #handwrittenquotes #keepgoing #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthart #wellbeing #fighter #selfcompassion #selfcare #selfcaresunday #selfloveclub #pastelpower #youwillbeokay #heartbreak #invisibleillnesses #mentalhealthmatters #recovery #recoveryquotes

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itopiacoaching. Each time I come across an inspirational quote I try to make sure I sh

Each time I come across an inspirational quote I try to make sure I share it as I believe that sometimes quotes come across our path just when we need to read them. 💠 May this quote bring you inspiration. Love C xx 💙 #successmindset #personalgrowth #selfhelp #goodvibetribe #wellnessjourney #successtory #personaldevelopment #empowerment #selfdiscovery #fearless #wisdom #selfawareness #mindfulness #inspiration #motivation #coaching #mindfulness #purpose #trust #investinyourself #modernwisdom #selfcompassion #followyourpath #intentions

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matthewlicata. There are times we wake in the morning and are greeted with an unexpec

There are times we wake in the morning and are greeted with an unexpected visitor. Perhaps blue in color, we feel her in our heart, his presence has seeded our body, saturated us with uncertainty, a sadness, a raw tender hesitation about who we are and what we are doing here. In these moments, it is tempting to remedy the situation. Apply some teachings. Think positively. Manifest a new state. Remember all the reasons to be grateful. Replace the sadness with joy. In this way, the visitor is abandoned and denied entry, turned from at the door and sent away. But she had never come to harm, he was never an obstacle to be overcome; only a non-ordinary companion, a fellow traveler and penetrating guide into the mystery. Sadness is not something you need to fix, cure, or transform. It has come not to be healed, but to be held, to be allowed safe passage in order to reveal. It need not be shifted into some “higher” state or operated upon so that it will yield into something else. For it is complete and pure on its own. There may be an important message in the core of the sadness – a unique blessing which is not able to be received in moments of peace and joy. A reminder of something that has been calling you home. A dispatch from the beloved that can only be decoded in the slow silence of aloneness. When turned toward and entered, sadness reveals a portal through which we can connect with ourselves, with others, and with this world, a world that has forgotten something sacred about the wisdom of a broken heart.

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ab.astra. Do what you truly want in this life, it’s all the time you have. Don’t

Do what you truly want in this life, it’s all the time you have. Don’t sweat your mistakes, you’re learning. Become a better version of yourself everyday.

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sophia.rewilding. 2018 has been a year of the heaviest feelings I’ve ever felt — or, at

2018 has been a year of the heaviest feelings I’ve ever felt — or, at least, the first time I’ve ever been aware enough to truly feel them. This year has unceremoniously kicked all my “shadow stuff” up to the surface, making the snow globe of my life feel like a veritable shitstorm. All of the trauma, all of the heaviness I’ve unknowingly suppressed for so long ... it’s all here. And it’s ineffably painful. And it’s led me on a journey to find the best way to “feel these feelings” — how to allow this trapped energy to flow through my system. How to reunite the fragmented parts of myself and emerge whole and light and free. I love dancing, EFT, vipassana meditation, journaling ... but the most helpful process I’ve found so far is @tealswanofficial ‘s Completion Process. In it, I go deep into the somatic experience of the feeling, tracking it, and then I ask myself, “when was the first time I felt this way?” and let fragments of memory bubble up. I allow myself to feel the painful feelings AS that younger self, and then I go back and rescue her as my adult self and change the outcome. This is one of the more difficult processes I’ve tried — I experience a TON of resistance to even starting — but it’s amazing (and painful) the memories I’m starting to recover, and it’s helpful to have an immediate action step when I feel uncomfortable emotions in my body. I’d love to hear about your experiences with feeling and healing the heavy feelings. How do you process them and allow them to flow through your body?

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There are young parts of yourself waiting for your validation and compassion. Compassion fuels change and healing, not judgement. You have the chance to be on your own team. Your young parts are asking for you. Respond gently with kindness and love. • • • • #spilovepsychotherapy #edrecovery #eatingdisordertherapy #recovery #anxiety #depression #ptsd #yoga #mindfulness #brynmawr #mainline #westchester #philly #selflove #compassion #selfcompassion #feelings #selfacceptance

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heartconnexion_seminars. Necessary shifts ... not easy, but they can be life changing! What’s y

Necessary shifts ... not easy, but they can be life changing! What’s your current shift?

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Grief often feels heightened during the holidays. The memories of the past highlight the loss of the present. As I take in the joy of the season, mixed with the pain of the past, I remind myself that if I’m present, the darkness of loss can help me see the light more clearly. There is beauty to be found when, just like light and dark, joy and pain can coexist. (Posted by Miranda)

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crystalclearcoach. Oxytocin increases feelings of security, trust, calm and connectedness

Oxytocin increases feelings of security, trust, calm and connectedness. By practicing self-compassion you produce oxytocin. On our retreats we teach how to be compassionate with yourself, feel good and consequently live a happier life.

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theburleysage. Type YES if you are due🙏🤟
Follow↗️ @thebureysage for daily wisdom &

Type YES if you are due🙏🤟 Follow↗️ @thebureysage for daily wisdom & insights . . Often when we are not producing the outcome we want it isn't for lack of effort. . We may not currently be the right person for the goal we want. . Time away to grow into the person who can achieve the goal we want may be just what we need. . #motivationalquotesoftheday #wisdomquotes #mentality #mentalstrength #mentaltoughness #motivations #motivationquote #motivationiskey #motivationmondays #motivationoftheday #motivationpost #motivationalwords #selfrespect #selfgrowth #selfbelief #selfempowerment #selfless #selfdiscovery #selfrealization #selfdiscipline #selfmotivated #selfmastery #selfcompassion #moves #motivationgym #motivationdaily #motivationalwords #motivationalpost #motivationiskey #motivationforfitness

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Self-love doesn’t always come easy but is so, so important. You are worthy of the love you so freely show others. You are worthy of the same time, care, and investments you make in others. You are worthy of the compliments, encouragement, admiration, and prayers that you so often send others’ ways. So my love - which of those can you send YOUR way today? 💗

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experiencelifecounseling. People feel the difference when we show up authentically. Most people

People feel the difference when we show up authentically. Most people find it inspiring and want to be around that kind of strength. There is so much freedom to be found in allowing your true self to shine through. And for those who don’t see it, don’t appreciate it, or won’t accept it...well, it might be time to evaluate those relationships and decide if you need to do something different with them. You valuing yourself enough to not hide is a great gift to yourself and others. . . . #selfcompassion #loveyourself #vulnerability #authenticity #youbeyou #healthymind #mentalhealth #experiencelifecounseling #vancouverwatherapy #vancouverwashington #portlandoregon #camaswa #givethegiftofyou #youareagift

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evolve.now. The perception and beliefs about our situation can hold us back more t

The perception and beliefs about our situation can hold us back more than the situation itself. Whenever the mind labels the situation or emotion arising as something hard or that shouldn’t be here, we find ourselves creating inner resistance and adding an extra layer of suffering into our current condition that is actually holding us back from experiencing a breakthrough or finding new blessings. When we heal our perception and beliefs about this moment and about our current condition, we allow it to transform with more ease and less effort. . When our perceptions come from fear they hold us back, when we shift them to love they support our change and healing. Fear comes as feeling guilty, as feeling the world is unfair or on the other side as blaming and condemning ourselves. As we observe our emotions and current condition, without labeling them which creates a layer of resistance, we allow ourselves to rise above what we are experiencing, simply allowing it to be as it is without feeding it. The resistance and hatred we place toward what we experience, and even most toward ourselves, simply feeds what we’re experiencing and perpetuates it, until it finds a turning point. The turning point is love, it's our healed perceptions. When we allow this moment to simply be, without adding resistance or aversion toward it, we allow our perceptions and beliefs about our current condition to be healed, to stop perpetuating and feeding fear, and instead, to allow love to transform them. . Making peace with ourselves and with this moment allows love to conduct our path instead of fear. When we rise above our beliefs and perceptions that hold us back, we create space where we can observe them objectively without seeing them as truth, thus stop feeding what was keeping us stuck, and allowing life to unfold with ease without the resistance and perceptions that went against its flow. Rising above our perceptions will allow them to be healed, to create room for new blessings to emerge, and solutions to unfold naturally. 🙏

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<<Affirmations & The Brain >> . . Side Note: Did anyone else watch Pinky and The Brain growing up? My head actually started singing the song that opened it upon writing this topic line—replacing Pinky with Affirmations. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . And back from an inner child moment. . . In order to understand affirmations it is important to understand the subconscious mind. Think of the subconscious mind as an iceberg. Above the water are things like: critical thinking, logic and long term memory. Underneath the water are things like: every day lived experience you’ve had, rules that have been created (protective reactions), stories, emotions, intuition, beliefs, body functions, habits, and values. Think about the subconscious mind as the part of our self that is leading and confirming your narrative and roles of your lived experience. . . This is important because affirmations assist in shifting our cognition by drawing subconscious beliefs to conscious beliefs in order to shift narratives (beliefs in self), and protective reactions (rules). . . Studies suggest that self-affirmations (think I am) remind people of important aspects of the self, enabling them to view events from the prefrontal cortex or part of our brain that doesn’t function from a place of fight or flight. Rather capable of multiple truths. . . So what is an affirmation? . . Affirmations are a present tense sentence that can be repeated in order to practice positive thinking, reframing of beliefs about self, self-empowerment—while fostering a strengthened mind-body connection. You can also think of them as one hell of a reframe in present time! . . A common storyline I see as a therapist and one I carry is: I’m not worthy. Below are some examples of affirmations around this narrative: . . • I am worthy. • I am worthy of trusting myself. • I am worthy of belonging. • I am worthy of having emotion & feelings. • I am worthy of love. . . I want to invite you to share your affirmation below. AND why not tag a friend to share as well? . . . Photo Description: [ Elisabeth standing on white stairs with fall leaves under her feet in boots].

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chetna_naveen. \"Self compassion\"  now a days known as \"Self Love\" . Compassion involv

"Self compassion" now a days known as "Self Love" . Compassion involves understanding of suffering of others, and having a deep desire to alleviate that suffering. Likewise having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the feeling of compassion feels like. Self compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, concern and support you’d show to a your loved ones, when they are facing with difficult life struggles, or confronting personal mistakes, failures, and inadequacies of life. Self compassion involves acting the same way towards yourself when you are having a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. Instead of just ignoring your pain, you should tell yourself “this is really difficult right now,” how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment! Self compassion responds with kindness rather than harsh self-judgment and recognizing that imperfection in ourselves. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or short comings. Self compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings. After all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect? You may try to change in ways that allow you to be more healthy and happy, but this is done because you care about yourself. Perhaps most importantly, having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness. Things will not always go the way you want them to. You may face frustrations, losses and you will make mistakes, and fall short of your ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and feel more joyful and contented in life. #selfcompassion #selflove❤ #acceptance #ofmind #flaws #mindfullness #towards #making #lifestyle #easye #buddism #saturn #jupiter #conjunctions

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xdangerxsquad19. How is this me?? I’ve had this conversation with people before not so

How is this me?? I’ve had this conversation with people before not so much my therapist but I’m sure she’s said it before too lol. #benicetoyourself #selfcompassion

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createandtranscendtherapy. A wise woman recently shared with me her discontent with the phrase “t

A wise woman recently shared with me her discontent with the phrase “two steps forward and one step back.” Why is it that when we have a bad day or experience a set-back or hiccup, it’s a “step back”? She explained that time is always moving forward and with that, we are always taking “one step forward.” I loved this and it was perfectly said. Healing and growing is not a linear process. We learn from every experience, choice and decision (good or “bad”). It’s important to remember we are all human and flawed and always learning and becoming our most authentic selves. Try being more compassionate and non judgmental with yourself. Have trust in your journey. #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulness #mindandbody #psychotherapy #selfcompassion #selflove #mentalhealth #realstagram #peoplehelpingpeople #connection #up2sd #suicideprevention #healing #survivor #trauma #healingfromtrauma #traumainformedcare #talktherapy #groupcounseling #sandiegomentalhealth #sandiegotherapy #sdsucounseling #socialwork #socialadvocacy

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dr.dthemft. 🥰Self-love is a journey, a process.  I have found #selfcompassion to

🥰Self-love is a journey, a process. I have found #selfcompassion to play a huge role in my own journey. I have also seen it change the #selftalk of my clients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is one thing that has helped you in your journey of #selflovery ?🤗💖

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lisapascoe_sherewilds. E N O U G H

Enough with constantly putting yourself under pressure to

E N O U G H Enough with constantly putting yourself under pressure to be things that deep down you know your not. Enough with the unbearable pressure to do more and better. Enough is what you are and have always been 💕 Whatever your dreams or goals remember that life is short and precious. Enjoy the present as best you can, rest when you need to and show up in a way that feels good. As always, be kind and true to yourself 😘 📷 me after a very wet and cold #parkrun . . . . . #enough #youareenough #selfcompassion #selfconfidence #being #happiness #rest #inspiration #motivation #lisapascoe #sherewilds #empath #hsp #introvert #intuition #anxiety #wellbeing #kindness #bethechange #selfie #authenticity

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