What is Mindful Self-Compassion?
Mindfulness is bringing non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. Self-Compassion is treating ourselves with the same kindness and compassion as we would a good friend.
Benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion
- Become aware of how hard we can be on ourself and the unhelpful impact it has.
- Creating a more helpful view of self.
- Meeting moments of struggle with kindness instead of with harsh self criticism.
- Increase motivation and inner strength needed to meet life’s challenges and obstacles.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
Violence in our communication shows up in the way we criticize, blame, shame, and/or guilt ourselves and others. A kinder approach is to explore the underlying feelings and unmet needs as a way to understand what is really going on; and what is important. From here, we can ask for what we want in a way others can hear (without criticism, blame, shame, and/or guilt). In this way, it makes it a lot easier for others to help meet your needs.
Benefits of Nonviolent Communication
- Deeper listening to self and others.
- Being more comfortable with vulnerability.
- Become aware of our feelings and needs
BUILDING YOUR RESILIENCE TOOLBOX
Tool #1: An online MSC-T (formerly known as MFY) program for teens provide practical tools for managing stress and the many challenges and obstacles life brings.
Tool #2: An online workshop for parents working with Nonviolent Communication (aka Compassionate Communication); a communication framework that supports empathy for self and others; creating pathways for deeper connection with self and others.
with Alex Espinosa
Therapeutic approaches I utilize in guiding clients finding their inner strength include CBT, Solution Focus, and Strength Base therapy. Utilizing a few approaches help meet the need of every client. I am currently providing services for self-paying clients and take some insurances. For more information go to www.thriveworks.com.
with Marina Barnes
I am a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens (the program formerly known as Making Friends with Yourself); a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor; a Nonviolent Communication (aka Compassionate Communication) practitioner; and Program Director of Youth Services at Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
I have a strong interest in helping teens build the foundation of emotional well-being through mindfulness, compassion, and communication. Learn more at www.marinabarnes.net.
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