As you have access to our training courses you also receive FREE access to the Wellbeing resources below…
Mindfulness of Sounds
Mindfulness can be a powerful route in to cultivating awareness and stabilising the mind. In this short, focused attention or ‘anchored’ mindfulness practice, you will be guided to hold mindful awareness to sounds that you can hear around you.
Mindfulness of body and breath
In this focused attention or ‘anchored’ mindfulness practice, you will be guided through the process of gently holding awareness in the here-and-now, initially to your body through a ‘body scan’, and finishing with mindfulness of breathing.
Soothing Rhythm Breathing
A key aspect of Compassionate Mind Training is in helping to cultivate the soothing system. This exercise is designed to explore how using body posture, breathing, and inner speech can give access to a sense of slowing down and groundedness.
Calm Place Imagery
Imagery can have a powerful impact on stimulating our physiology, as well as our feelings and emotions. Because of this, it can be a powerful way to develop the physiology and emotions of the soothing system, and compassion more generally. In this exercise, you’ll explore how developing an image of a real place you know or a fantasy, can help to stimulate a sense of calmness & contentment.
We can become familiar with a compassionate part of ourselves by using memory. This exercise explores how using memory can be a powerful way to re-connect with a compassionate motivation. When practicing this exercise, use a memory that is not of a time that the other person’s distress was very high, as this is likely to stimulate too much threat system activation.
Developing the Compassionate Self
This exercise draws from memory, imagination & acting techniques to help develop a part of you that is compassionate. It focuses on three core aspects of compassion - wisdom, strength and commitment. Although it can feel slightly alien at first, this type of exercise can have a powerful impact on developing greater compassion, as well as reducing shame & self-criticism.