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Week 5 formal practice: "turning towards" (formerly "Soften, Soothe, Allow")

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KKPinkowski
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I did the first day of week 5 today.  Turning towards emotional pain.  I think I was overly prepared for some kind of tidal wave of emotions, I had a box of Kleenex on standby, but it didn’t come.  I think the critical lesson for me was changing the language from “I am” to noticing instead where the emotion was coming from.  In my case, it’s a series of emotions that surround this holiday season.   I can cry at the drop of a hat.  As for the meditation practice, I need to keep trying with it, because it went so quickly and I was really just overcome with not feeling overcome.  Really has me thinking now though.

Borahbestie
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I push away feelings of shame. I can look at anxiety and fear. I can even tolerate sadness. But shame tears me apart. I hide from it. I tried to do the meditation on shame. I realized that others in that moment around the world felt shame too. It helped. Thank you

Tine
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Negative feelings like shame hold much wisdom and the possibility for growth when we allow them to speak to us when we allow ourselves to feel them. Looking at them closely is maybe our only way to dissolve/ resolve them, but it takes strength, and we need to be brave and not every day is a day we have those available.

Be brave but also be kind to yourself.

I go through the steps of RAIN again and again. Some days the thoughts of not being good enough are still very loud but only looking them straight in the eye shows me the amount of truth they hold.

jolaine
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So, this fifth week was the most important, most meaningful to me. I've never been shy about looking at myself closely, but the idea of counterbalancing all of it, much like Tine, has been a new idea that I'm in much need of. ...phew

WavyyNavyy
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Hello! Have you ever heard of the emotion code? I would look into it! It’s all about the meridians in our body and self healing. It’s one of the most powerful healing techniques I’ve found yet. If your interested, look up Bradley Nelson’s video on The emotion code or message me for more info. Have a wonderful day! 

RichieA
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The turning toward was a little more difficult for me. I have a history of turning away.  But I found this to be educational in how I see things 

waihong
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When dealing with difficult emotions, our ever rational mind tends to persuade ourselves that things are ok. Even if I'm able to truly accept it mentally, my body would sometimes just screamed "Nope.. I just don't like it. Feels bad on me.. It's stuck on me..". At this moment, I finds the "Soften, Soothe, Allow" exercise helps a lot to relax and re-aligns both the body and mind. Yes, this re-alignment is very important to me. It keeps the internal fighting or imbalance out, allowing me to come back to myself again.

 

hdanielsuk
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This was the most unpleasant and difficult for me.  I need to get over the fact I am just a worthy as anyone else.

Jen84
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I loved this week.  Something about affirming to myself that it would be hard for anyone to hold allowed me to feel connected to the human experience and allow it to be just that.

mrperkins
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The video by Robert Sapolsky was outstanding. I am ordering his book, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers  now.

Tough week.  Things just piled up and now I have to get back to basics. PRACTICE!

 

Mike

 

 

mrperkins
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I am a therapist and have a particular interest in this.  Especially the possibilities in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training and it's cousin radical acceptance.

I ordered the book Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers.  Outstanding.  BUT,... he is going to have to rewrite some stuff to include the pandemic.

 

Mike


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