SELF COMPASSION MEDITATION
Effects on your brain and ways to repair
A couple of practical tips you can use when triggered, by Peter Levine
For those interested in reading up on neurofeedback and developmental trauma, Sebern Fisher would be a good place to start. Although we use different neurofeedback systems, my view is that her understanding of the experience of childhood trauma is often spot on
COMPONENTS OF SELF-COMPASSION
It is often quite triggering for highly anxious clients to do a sitting meditation. It is also sometimes not enough to simply hone your skills at mindfulness.
But what research is saying, is that mindfulness with self compassion is what can make a real difference. However, it is this very idea of self compassion that many people have difficulty internalising.
Below is an interesting video clip from Kristin Neff who breaks down some of the components of self compassion:
ATTACHMENT SYSTEMS ARE IMPORTANT
Thinking about and working with the attachment system still has its place in therapy as you can see from this next brief clip.
Try and imagine doing this exercise to find out how alive your attachment system is ?
YOUR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
A 10 minutes run through what is a very complex organ
Hold onto your hats !
EFFORTLESS BRAIN TRAINING
A commitment to attend and at the beginning especially, to attend regularly and consistently is all that is required. There is simply nothing more you need to do !
The neurofeedback that I offer uses a dynamic approach.
It essentially uses our natural capacity to re-orient ourselves in order to bring mindfulness to our central nervous system over time. It is essentially supporting the brain to stay in the present time, moment by moment.
If you liken it to learning how to ride a bike, through regular practice you eventually learn well enough that it becomes habit.
The procedures for learning become part of your implicit memory, stored out of consciousness and your CNS starts to balance itself (re-orient itself) naturally and automatically
Fortunately, you could watch a film, listen to music, take a nap or simply relax in my zero gravity recliner..
Much less effort than learning to ride a bike !
MINDFULNESS TRAINING THROUGH EFFORTLESS BRAIN TRAINING
Here is a short video explaining one trainers view on the link between NeurOptimal's training and mindfulness training:
BUSY, STRESSFUL LIFE ?
Here is NeurOptimal's explainer video for how training your brain with me could help you...