The Self-Compassion Break: The Purposeful Pause, Part 2 ~ Tim Burnett

This month I’m excited to share how another huge support for us in times of stress and distress is compassion. The practices featured in our Mindful Self-Compassion program complement and support mindfulness practices to bring additional healing, understanding,...

Soften Soothe Allow (19 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

Soften, Soothe, Allow is a practice for working with difficult emotions arising from life’s challenges. In this practice from our Mindful Self-Compassion program you’ll bring to mind a life challenge and explore the emotions that arise around it and how to use a...

Giving & Receiving Compassion (17 minute audio) ~ Carolyn McCarthy

This core meditation for our Mindful Self-Compassion program connects compassion practice with a feeling of equanimity. Loosely based on the Tibetan Buddhist Tonglen meditation, Giving and Receiving Compassion involves inviting the feeling of receiving all that you...

Affectionate Breathing (20 minute audio) ~ Carolyn McCarthy

The practice of Affectionate Breathing is a core Mindful Self-Compassion practice. This practice "warms up" the core mindfulness practice Awareness of Breathing by bringing elements of self-kindness and inviting a feeling of being nurtured by the breath. Affectionate...

Open Awareness (17 minute audio) ~ Beth Glosten

Open Awareness is the practice of stabilizing attention with a broad, wide-open focus that allows mental objects, sensations, and sensory experiences to come and go. All mindfulness-based practices are oriented towards stabilizing attention. Sometimes a stable...

Awareness of Breathing (20 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

In this core meditation practice, we direct attention to the sensations associated with breathing as our bodies inhale and exhale. This practice is a powerful tool for grounding in our experience of the present moment. Other breath practices like Breath Counting and...

Listening Meditation (21 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

Listening meditation is included in our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. It's a great practice for looking at preferences,conceptualization, and how easily our mental habits can "drive the bus" of perception and evaluation. In Listening Meditation we...

Body Scan (30 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

The Body Scan is a mindful tour through your body. This practice deepens awareness of the body, strengthens attention, and supports a more grounded, present-centered feeling for life. The Body Scan can also reveal stresses and emotional issues that you haven't become...

Three Anchors (20 minute audio) ~ Catherine Duffy

In strengthing the ability to be present and grounded, "anchoring" attention with felt present-moment experience is deeply helpful. While many practices do this using breath as the object of attention, the anchoring meditation helps you explore other options such as...

RAIN (23 minute audio) ~ Beth Glosten

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

RAIN in depth (14 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...