Dr. Brené Brown is teaching the world that vulnerability is a strength, empathy is more helpful than sympathy, and in order to help someone- it is not necessary to have answers. Watch this wonderful animation set to one of her talks.
Below is information found on the Personal Growth website by Jay Earley. It was so useful I felt it needed repeating! IFS work (Internal Family Systems) is a very powerful, logical, and in my experience, effective way of navigating the stress of life. I hope you enjoy this information about Inner Critic Types by Jay Earley PhD. If you do- check out his website and books. He also has a Sounds True interview that explains his work well. Check that out too and I wish you all the best on your life journey!
Alternative Healers in Los Angeles- Affordable Life Guidance
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Biologist Rupert Sheldrake speaks about morphic fields and Systemic Family Constellations. He explains how all social animals, including humans, are connected by fields of information that are shared by all members. A therapeutic application of morphic fields in humans is an experiential process called Systemic Family Constellations.
Mitakuye Oyasin- Nahko Sings Medicine for All Our Relations
Anything that improves a situation is Good Medicine. The Lakota language is structured to emphasize verbs more than nouns. So Lakota medicine is a way, a movement, a flow- not an object to obtain. May Medicine flow into your life as this song has flown into mine. Thank you, Nahko for making Good Medicine!
Many people think that meditation is about stopping your thoughts and trying to ‘think nothing.’
Nothing could be further from the truth. Meditation is the ability to witness without action that which is true about your inner experience. It is about allowing the thoughts and feelings that are churning to be as they are- churn and all. Meditation does not ask us to change what we are thinking or remove what we are thinking and replace it with nothing. It is not possible to stop thinking or feeling. Meditation will not make you a ‘good’ person and it may even open up an undercurrent of pain and sorrow you’ve been keeping at bay for years. So why on Earth would I want to meditate?
Affirmations are positive thoughts. They are carefully worded sentences that contradict a negative thought. Affirmations, like hammers, are a tool and as such have no inherent utility except in how we use them. You wouldn’t pick up a hammer and knock yourself in the head. Likewise, it is not a good idea to force ‘positive’ thoughts upon yourself in a manic, urgent way. So how do we work with them to improve our lives?