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19 min2020 APR 28
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#44: Finding Strength with Self-Compassion

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Practicing mindfulness helps us manage stress and can also help you become more resilient in the face of challenges.  Being mindful also means having compassion for yourself.  Practicing self-compassion and loving-kindness meditation reduces negative emotions, increases positive emotions, fosters resilience and   Self-compassion helps us feel more connected to ourselves and others, even when we are apart from each other. This episode covers the 3 components of self-compassion followed by a loving-kindness meditation.


**Important Announcement**


A Keen Mind has a new Community Meditation Group: First Group meeting: May 3rd, 4 pm EST 


This Group Meets every other week from 4pm-430p on ZOOM


This Community Meditation Group is an opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness-meditation with the support of others. The group is open to everyone on a drop-in basis. There is no need to have prior meditation experience, however, you may find it helps understand the more about mindfulness and meditation in the last episode #43: Understanding Mindfulness and Meditation. This group draws on traditional meditations practiced in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and beyond. Learn more about the Community Meditation Group or register for upcoming groups here:https://akeenmind.com/


If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counselingor 1:1 Meditation


I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as over 100 other experts. Make sure that you apply the coupon code online prior to downloading the app.  Directions are below to obtain your free trial. This is a 30 day FREE Trial.



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  4. You will have access to over 500 meditations on the app even if you do not use the paid version


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