Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is an effective way to release pent-up stress and tension that the body is holding, perhaps without you even realizing that it’s there. It is a way to become more mindful of when the body is building tension.

Safe/Calm Space Guided Imagery

Media is a major stressor. This script (that reads like an exercise) helps its readers and listeners to engage more consciously with media. It is a mindfulness practice different than formal meditations. However, it offers us deeper insights into the way we engage with technology.

Mindful Media

Media is a major stressor. This script (that reads like an exercise) helps its readers and listeners to engage more consciously with media. It is a mindfulness practice different than formal meditations. However, it offers us deeper insights into the way we engage with technology.

Body Scan

Mindfully notice sensations in each part of the body, going through them one by one. Practice non-judgment and returning from thoughts to the direct experience of the body.

Loving Kindness Practice

This loving kindness practice involves silently repeating phrases that offer good qualities to oneself and to others.

Giving Yourself Compassion for a Difficult Situation

Sometimes when clients go through difficult times, it activates their habits of self-judgment. This guided meditation helps one to nurture compassion for oneself in regards to a difficult situation.

Functions of Emotions

Despite what we’re often told, happiness is not the default emotion for humans. The reality is that we need to experience all of our emotions; they each have a purpose. Our emotions provide us information that logic alone cannot give us.

Hypo-Hyper Arousal and the Window of Tolerance

Hyperarousal, Hypoarousal, and the Window of Tolerance: Understandably many people right now are under tremendous amounts of stress. Our bodies have a natural system to handle stressful experiences, and when that system is activated we become hyperaroused (i.e., fight or flight) and/or hypoaroused (i.e., freeze). Knowing how your body reacts in each of these states can help you recognize your stress earlier, and therefore allow you to take care of yourself earlier

DEARMAN

DEARMAN is an acronym to help us effectively advocate for ourselves and improve our interpersonal communication. Use this acronym to broach a difficult conversation with a family member, friend, or at work.