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    BPD and mindful self compassion

    There’s a doctor out of Texas who has developed a new meditation/psychotherapy program called mindful self compassion. Her name is Kristen Neff and I’ve only recently discovered her. My boss actually recommended I take a mindful self compassion course after I was struggling at work with...
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    Hi, has anyone experienced compassion focused therapy? I have been referred for an assessment for this and wondered what it involves. m
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    10 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Mess With An Empath

    Thought that this was a very good article. A lot of people seem to see genuine spirituality, truth, sensitivity, compassion, gentleness, psychic / empathic gifts etc as some form of weakness. They're wrong. Some of the most powerful & strong souls fit these traits. 10 Reasons Why You Should...
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    My niece is a heroin addict and its going to kill her. She is what they term a "happy user" which means she has no intention of changing her life. I believe George Michael was one of these also. Its exhausting to watch and of course hideous to suffer. Its an illness, not a moral failing. I...
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    The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump.

    The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump. | elephant journal "America is the leading nation of a free world and the American diplomacy is deeply rooted. But, when something little happens, Westerners sometimes lose their enthusiasm and optimism and when something big happens...
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    Devotion and Compassion by Tulky Urgyen Rinpoche

    Devotion and Compassion by Tulky Urgyen Rinpoche • MindPodNetworkMindPodNetwork “Enhancement practices, for instance, are to develop devotion to the enlightened ones and compassion for sentient beings. Devotion and compassion strengthen the recognition of mind nature. Other practices also...
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    What Would a Trauma-Informed Society Look Like?

    What Would a Trauma-informed Society Look Like? [Active Links in Link] By Noel Hunter, Psy.D. Featured Blogs June 6, 2016 I’m not sure how it works in other parts of the world, but I do know that here in the US a central message of our culture is to pick yourself up by the bootstraps, toughen...
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    not worth it (may trigger)

    I personally do not feel my life is worth living anymore. I hear my father's sick voice in my head all the time. He lives about 20 - 25 minutes away. I am on disability for ptsd/mdd. I do not have a husband. I do not have a family. My parents deny the alcoholism and abuse in our house and I am...
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    The Elusive Emotional Wounds of Omission

    The Elusive Emotional Wounds of Omission That Our Culture Inflicts On Us - and the Healing Balm of Love That Can Heal Them - Mad In America By Michael Cornwall, PhD Featured Blogs May 15, 2016 When we try to understand why we emotionally suffer, we can look to the ever-growing, reliable...
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    Quotes about compassion

    The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands. Arthur H. Stainback Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy...
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    Gabor Maté: The Mind/Body Connection

    https://soundcloud.com/user-585394721/gabor-mate Physician and award winning author, Dr Gabor Mate, discusses his research at the intersection of addiction, science, psychology, and compassion
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    I hate feeling like this, it's mostly my own fault. I don't know who's good or not , who to trust or not to. Everything I do is wrong, never enough I never measure up. I hate the way I feel. I feel useless. Everybody leaves and they all say the same. It's you. I hate letting everybody down...
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    Hello, I am Laura Joy and am new to this forum.

    I am not sure why I am here, but have several Mental Health issues that are hard for me to cope with. Not sure where to start. I have lived a childhood of Physical, sexual and emotional abuse and have PTSD, OCD, Depression, and a few other things, I can't function as I should as an adult as I...
  14. Poopy Doll

    Hallucinations from exposure to original family dysfunction/toxicity

    Hi all. I just need to tell intelligent people with minor mental difficulties that I was exposed this week to my family members fighting with each other, after two years of not talking to them at all. They were so rude to each other. And there I was giving all the compassion out that I could...
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    What does it take for Tories to feel compassion for the poor? We can now take 'mental illness' off the list

    What does it take for Tories to feel compassion for the poor? We can now take 'mental illness' off the list When most people see a person in the depths of despair or on the brink of suicide, they see a vulnerable person in need of help and compassion. Although not if you're Iain Duncan Smith...
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    12 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away From You

    12 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away From You | The twelve most common toxic behaviors we see are: Being envious of everyone else. – Don’t let envy (or jealously) get the best of you. Envy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. There is nothing attractive or...
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    Don't want to be alive pt 2; prayer chain, support

    I told Valleygirl I would pm her a prayer. Twice now I have prayerfully composed one and both times they completely disappeared and do not show up as sent! I have decided I will not be self-conscious as that simply means my eyes are on me. Marvelous, Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Lord...
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    Autism and Death

    i can't feel sympathy or compassion when someone I know tells me someone they're close to has died. Why?
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    Compassion Fatigue

    While there is a lot to be gained from participating on the forum in terms of support, advice and friendship, there is I think an inherent risk, at least for some of us in trying to help and support others. This risk is Compassion Fatigue otherwise known as Secondary Traumatic Stress. This...
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    The Blasphemer

    I have a voice that I have been calling the Blasphemer. There are two words that trigger him and the are words that I hold sacred. He is the most challenging voice I have currently. I believe that voices are trying to express a personal need and that ignoring them only makes them worse. With the...