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My pocket meditations for self-compassion : anytime exercises for self-acceptance, kindness, and peace

Author: Courtney E Ackerman
Publisher: New York : Adams Media, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Now you can cultivate and practice self-compassion through 150 guided meditations in My Pocket Mediations for Self-Compassion. Learn how to find and express kindness and compassion towards yourself and make peace with your emotions, build your resiliency, and learn not only to accept, but appreciate exactly who you are. Featuring meditations on self-appreciation, being body positive, accepting love, meeting your  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtney E Ackerman
ISBN: 9781507213490 1507213492
OCLC Number: 1124335067
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 175 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Meditations On Self-Acceptance --
Practice Sitting with Yourself --
Meditate On Your Past Self --
Meditate On Your Present Self --
Meditate On Your Future Self --
Accept the Reality --
Take a Good, Hard Look at Yourself --
Practice Radical Acceptance --
Focus On Who You Are, Not What You Do --
Seta Self-Acceptance Intention --
Fake It'til You Feel It --
Visualize Your Support System --
Mourn Your Losses When You Need To --
Practice Acceptance of Others First --
Activate Your Most Actualized Self --
Accept That We're All Doing the Best We Can --
ch. 2 Meditations On Self-Appreciation --
Congratulate Yourself --
List Your Strengths --
Thank Your Past Self --
Celebrate Your Current Self --
Anticipate Your Future Self --
See Yourself from a Loved One's Perspective --
Chip Away at the Wall --
Imagine Yourself As the Protagonist --
Treat Yourself Like a Friend --
Give Yourself the Benefit of the Doubt --
Practice Self-Kindness --
Note continued: Identify Self-Negative Thought Patterns --
Practice Positive Self-Talk --
Refuse to Apologize (for Being You) --
Practice Saying No --
ch. 3 Meditations On Meeting Your Emotions --
Accept Your Sadness --
Find Your Joy --
Accept Your Anger --
Plan for Your Anger --
Work Through Intense Emotions --
Anticipate Your Needs --
Meditate On Your Past Emotions --
Check In with Your Present Emotions --
Unconditionally Accept Your Future Emotions --
Allow Yourself to Feel --
Neutralize Your Rumination --
Reject Feelings of Shame --
Meditate On What It Means to Be Human --
Accept the Uncertainty of Vulnerability --
Cultivate a Sense of Childlike Wonder --
ch. 4 Meditations On Self-Forgiveness --
Give Yourself Permission to Forgive --
Practice Self-Forgiveness for Something Small --
Forgive Yourself for a Big Mistake --
Give Yourself a Blanket Apology --
and Accept It --
Put Yourself in a Friend's Shoes --
Think of a Loved One's Mistake --
Note continued: Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation --
Catalog Your Lessons Learned --
Confront Your Inner Critic --
Use Depersonalization to Cope with Failure --
Meditate On Common Humanity --
Allow Yourself to Feel Guilty --
Visualize Forgiving Yourself --
Write Out an Apology --
Cultivate Patience for Yourself --
ch. 5 Meditations On Being Body Positive --
Name the Things You Like --
Identify Your Best Feature --
Show Your Body Gratitude --
Accept Your Body As It Is --
Accept Your Body As It Will Be --
Embrace Aging --
Brainstorm Some Possibilities --
Meditate to Release Tension --
Wake Up Your Body --
Stretch Mindfully --
Learn to Love Your Flaws --
Meditate On What It Means to You to Be Healthy --
Practice Non-Comparison --
Visualize Body Positivity As Nourishment for the Heart --
Disregard the Negative --
ch. 6 Meditations On Accepting Love --
Give Yourself Permission to Accept Love --
Accept a Compliment --
Get a Hug --
Practice Accepting Warmth from Others --
Note continued: Relive Getting a Great Gift --
Make a List of People Who Love You --
List Your Favorite Ways to Receive Love --
Visualize Opening Your Heart --
Identify Your Obstacles to Accepting Love --
Concentrate On Your Love for One Person --
Use Affirmations to Help You Accept Love --
Visualize a Love Bank --
Flip Your Perspective --
Meditate with a Pet --
Practice Asking for Kindness When You Need It --
ch. 7 Meditations On Giving Love --
Give Yourself Permission to Love --
Visualize Giving a Loved One a Gift --
Send Out Fuzzy Feelings --
Focus On Loving One Person --
Visualize Sending Your Love --
Make a List of People You Love --
List Your Favorite Ways to Show Love --
Plan Out Your Next Display of Affection --
View Love As an Infinite Resource --
Practice "Eyes Wide Open" Love --
See Love As a Verb --
Customize How You Show Love --
Forgive Someone You Love --
Recognize That the Root of All Love Is the Same --
Accept the Pain That Comes from Loving Someone --
Note continued: ch. 8 Meditations On Being Receptive --
Open Yourself Up to Receiving --
Allow Others to Give You Feedback --
Open Yourself to the Universe --
Take In Your Surroundings --
Take a Nature Walk in Your Mind --
Focus On the Sounds --
Focus On the Feels --
Meditate On Nourishing Your Body --
Meditate to Accept Criticism --
Carefully --
Store Up Good Vibes --
Be Mindful of the Little Things --
Open Your Heart --
Commit to Listening Attentively --
Meditate On a New Idea --
Open Yourself to Self-Compassion --
ch. 9 Meditations On Being Present --
Practice Basic Mindfulness --
Notice Your Environment --
Find Three Pleasant Things --
Focus Your Attention on a Friend --
Savor a Snack --
Breathe Mindfully --
Take a Meditative Stroll --
Choose an Object to Concentrate On --
Heighten Your Body Awareness --
Embrace Not Knowing All the Answers --
Identify Your Top Distractions --
Reflect On Your Day --
Choose a Chore and Do It Mindfully --
Replace a Trigger --
Note continued: Take Advantage of Your Cravings --
ch. 10 Meditations For Self-Care --
Relive a Bubble Bath --
Plan Out Your Next Therapy Session --
Visualize Giving Yourself a Hug --
Try Out a Mantra --
Meditate On Gratitude --
Identify Your Needs --
Count to Ten --
and Count Again --
Take a Restorative Nature Walk --
Try a Shower Meditation --
Give Yourself a Mini Massage --
Create a Ritual --
Meditate to Find Your Balance --
Let Go of What You Don't Need --
Inhale the Good. Exhale the Bad --
Give Yourself a Break.
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