Saturday, November 6, 2021

Learning to evoke helpful feelings like gratitude, kindness and self compassion

Many of the patients we see can evoke the following emotions or “states” with relatively ease. These include

1. Anger
2. Self judgement
3. Self loathing
4. Self criticism
5. Sadness
6. Frustration
7. Hopelessness
8. Fear and self doubt

But what about learning how to consciously evoke other feelings like gratitude, hope, optimism, care, self compassion, kindness, and compassion for others.

If we don’t practice with the latter, the former may become more prevalent.

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