This self-compassion break with Silke invites you to bring a kind attitude towards yourself, especially when something went wrong or when you feel unhappy about your behaviour, but also in general when something is painful or difficult. You can use the self-compassion break at any time in your daily life, following these three steps: bringing awareness to the situation, recognising our shared humanity and pracising self-kindness, see what does you good and what you need right now.
In this practice, we invite you to bring gentle awareness to different parts in the body, without wanting to feel in a certain way. Explore how it feels to be and focus on these different parts and how you relate to pleasant, unpleasant or neutral sensations.
Silke guides you through the technique of box breathing, helpful to regain calm, reduce anxiety and sleep better. You can read the related article here: Building in powerful stress relievers in your daily life | Box breathing (brusselsmindfulness.be)
In our last morning meditation recorded live with Silke, we practice (self-)compassion, using the breath to nourish ourselves and another person with kind wishes. We also bring gratitude towards the morning meditation group, for the space that has been created and the path we walked together. The meditation ends with a poem written by David Whyte.