Tag Archives: Emotions

Mindful Monday: It’s Okay to Feel

On Mondays I am sharing a series of pictures, quotes, and affirmations with you. Mindfulness can help us accept and increase our capacity to be with all our feelings, without judgment. You can contemplate this post as a mindfulness practice by … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Treating Emotional Numbness

A response to a reader question about emotional numbness Continue reading

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Mindfulness and DBT: “What” Skills

In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness is broken down into six specific types of skills. The first three are referred to as “what” skills in Marsha Linehan’s Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993). So you want to practice mindfulness, what exactly do you do? Continue reading

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Mindfulness of Ourselves, Mindfulness of Others

Thich Nhat Hanh’s speech on mindfulness illustrates concepts of importance in understanding and working with complex trauma survivors. A simple mindfulness breathing exercise is included. Continue reading

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Is Suffering Optional?

What part does suffering or feeling your feelings fully play in recovering from trauma? Continue reading

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