Author: Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT500, LVCYT (Deb Phelps)

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Writing for Self-Compassion
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Writing for Self-Compassion

This is a great writing practice to use when wanting to treat yourself with loving kindness and gentleness. I mention this in the video below. PURPOSE/EFFECTS A lack of self-compassion is common in our highly competitive society. By learning to treat ourselves with kindness and compassion we can increase our contentment, emotional well-being, resilience, and...

What is Self-Compassion? (3 Beginning Practices)
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What is Self-Compassion? (3 Beginning Practices)

In this first class, we learn about Self-Compassion and are introduced to three practices in this session: Affectionate Breathing, Soothing Touch, and Self-Compassion Break.This class is held live weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm CT on Insight Timer (browser or app). We will explore different types of meditations to help us with self-compassion from mindfulness,...

Rest & Restore: A Tool for Stress Management
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Rest & Restore: A Tool for Stress Management

I LOVE Restorative yoga! This type of resting yoga is what assisted me in my journey several years ago when I became extremely ill with mold-associated illness and its resulting challenges of fibromyalgia, fatigue, lack of concentration, IBS, and respiratory response, to name a few. By this style of rest, coupled with mindfulness meditation, mat...

The Use of Therapeutic Sound for PTSD and Stress
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The Use of Therapeutic Sound for PTSD and Stress

Sound Meditation, Sound Baths and Sound Energy Healing I have been a musician since I was in grade school. I know that music has been therapy for me throughout the years with all the challenges I experienced in my childhood and adult life. To sing a song and strum the guitar, would be a soothing...

Guided Rest Improves Sleep, Reduces Pain & PTSD and Decreases Stress & Anxiety
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Guided Rest Improves Sleep, Reduces Pain & PTSD and Decreases Stress & Anxiety

As part of my own self-care routine, each day between 12-3:00 pm I practice a technique that has been extremely restorative to my health, as well as relaxing and restful. It is the practice of Guided Rest, otherwise known as Yoga Nidra. I am appreciative of this ancient technique and how it works in my...

Mindful Sensing: Sights, Sounds, Smells
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Mindful Sensing: Sights, Sounds, Smells

In recent times, evidence suggests that being mindful or being aware of the present moment without judgments, allows the body to become enhanced in the following ways: Enhance a sense of clarity Increase empathy Increase satisfaction in relationships Improve immune function When you focus on improving the quality of your life and becoming aware of...