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In Stress and Coping

Two Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Resilience

Resilience expert Linda Graham presents two ways you can ease anxiety and fear with the research-backed benefits of self-compassion. 1. Try a Self-Compassion Break This is an exercise in shifting our awareness and bringing acceptance to bear on the experience of the moment, in the moment. It helps to practice this when emotional upsets are still reasonably manageable—to create and strengthen the neural circuits that can do this shifting and re-conditioning when things get really tough. Any moment you notice a surge…

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What is Mindfulness?

Where does mindfulness come from? Naturally, you might hear this question a lot. It has been addressed on several occasions but there is no final answer, no last word on the matter. The many mindfulness teachers and advocates who encouraged the society to start Mindful, believing that mindfulness is an inherent human capability that belongs to anyone. It is your birthright. What is it exactly? Since it’s a quality of mind, it’s not easy to have a single, agreed-upon-by-everybody, one-size-fits-all…

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Is it dangerous to suppress your emotions?

A key element of emotional intelligence is the way you regulate your difficult emotions—But not all emotional regulation techniques are created equal. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a key predictor of mental health. Our EQ refers to our ability to be aware of, regulate, and express our emotions and to understand, and respond skillfully, to the emotions of others. Regulating emotions, especially big, difficult emotions, takes care and practice. EQ is not something that everyone naturally has, but it can be…

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Mindfulness is the future of being present

Mindfulness has occupied a central point in modern life. Probably, you are one of the many who is using this technique to deal with your high-paces, overstretched schedules. And this is not surprising because mindfulness has now become an accepted adjunct therapy for many conditions, especially in the field of mental health. Its pupillarity makes researchers refining the understanding of the power of paying attention in some of life’s most important moments . For all the research showing the benefits…

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