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No Separate Self: Mindfulness as a Path to Compassion by Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD from FACES Conferences on Vimeo.

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Letting Go: Key Points with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. https://facesconferences.com/2012/letting-go-key-points-with-rick-hanson-ph-d/ https://facesconferences.com/2012/letting-go-key-points-with-rick-hanson-ph-d/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:00:56 +0000 Rick Hanson https://facesconferences.com/?p=1381 Continue Reading]]>

“Let go a little, you’ll have a little happiness. Let go completely, you’ll be completely happy.”

Letting Go of Body Sensations

  • Ordinary breathing, focusing on exhalation, intending to let go
    • Diaphragm breathing.
    • Breath of fire
  • Heartmath: Breathing evenly through the heart with a positive emotion
  • Scanning the body and releasing tension. Progressive relaxation.
  • Using imagery to relax.

Letting Go of Thoughts

  • Two fundamental errors of thought:
    • Overestimating the bad
    • Underestimating the good
  • Systematically argue against errors of thought, on paper or in your mind
  • Identify “sub-personalities” generating errors of thought; thank them for sharing, ask if they have anything new to say, and then tell them to shut up

Letting Go of Emotions

  • As with any unpleasant experience, have compassion for yourself.
  • As you release negative emotions, sense positive feelings replacing them, like security replacing
  • fear, worth replacing shame/guilt, peacefulness replacing anger.
  • Name the feeling, own it, and accept it. For bonus points, try to choose it.
  • Imagine/sense the emotion leaving on the exhalation, or draining out of the body, or being released to the universe or even to God/the mysterious Divine.
  • Use imagery, like standing in a cool mountain stream washing pain away.
  • Sense the underlying softer, deeper, younger feelings, and then let them go.
  • Venting safely, like writing letters you don’t send, yelling, hitting something SAFE

Letting Go of Wants

  • Same methods as with releasing emotions: Naming and accepting. Draining out of the body.
  • Releasing via imagery. Sense the underlying, positive wants, and respond to them.
  • Do a cost/benefit analysis, and choose what you really want.
  • Reflect on the suffering that is embedded, that’s inevitable, in most desires

Letting Go of Self

  • Perspectives: The more we “self” experience – personalize it, identify with it, cling to it – the
  • more we suffer: “no self, no problem.” The degree of self varies; it’s not an omnipresent fact; it’s
  • continually constructed. When self is minimal or absent, notice that it’s not needed to function in life.
  • Observe the activity of self and experiment with reducing it. nner Skills 2
  • When others are upset, see the ways it’s not about you: They’re on automatic; you’re a bit player in their drama; they are already punishing themselves; you are separate, with good boundaries.
  • Each day, take time to sense the fact of your interconnectedness with everything

In General

  • Be the awareness of the experience, not the experience itself.
  • Notice that all experiences change.
  • Keep evoking positive feelings

See Rick Hanson, Ph.D. present at the the upcoming Las Vegas Mindfulness Conference.

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Self Compassion with Kristin Neff https://facesconferences.com/2012/self-compassion-with-kristin-neff/ https://facesconferences.com/2012/self-compassion-with-kristin-neff/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:04:08 +0000 Kristin Neff https://facesconferences.com/?p=1371
Kristin Neff, Ph.D. on self compassion
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On Goodness and Human Beings https://facesconferences.com/2012/on-goodness-and-human-beings/ https://facesconferences.com/2012/on-goodness-and-human-beings/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:54:28 +0000 Dacher Keltner https://facesconferences.com/?p=1365
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. on goodness and human beings.
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Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy https://facesconferences.com/2012/compassion-true-meaning-empathy/ https://facesconferences.com/2012/compassion-true-meaning-empathy/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:49:59 +0000 Roshi Joan Halifax https://facesconferences.com/?p=1361
Roshi Joan Halifax speaking at TED on Compassion.
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