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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Self-Compassion

All of the posts under the "Self-Compassion" category.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion

This post was originally published on Counting My Spoons in September, 2015. I thank Julie for providing the opportunity to share my voice with a large Spoonie community, and encourage you to check out her blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion by SoAngieWrites.com

Hi, I’m Angie. I live with Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Neural Tension, and C-PTSD.… Continue reading

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Accessing your Compassionate Voice – Three Chairs Exercise

Accessing your Compassionate Voice - The Three Chairs Exercise by SoAngieWrites.com #selfcompassion #selfharm #recovery

A few months ago I attended a Self-Compassion Workshop based on the work of Dr. Kristin Neff. One of the exercises I was guided through was called The Three Chairs, or, The Criticizer, The Criticized, and The Compassionate Observer. While this work is usually done by one person, with one facilitator, and three actual chairs, during the workshop we were asked to stay seated, closing our eyes to visualize the chairs, then writing down our observations.… Continue reading

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Practicing Self-Kindness

Practicing Self-Kindness by SoAngieWrites.com #selfcompassion #selfcare

On days when trauma recovery feels tedious, and I’m worn thin from chronic pain, I remember this one powerful thing I can do- I can practice self-kindness.

Think about someone you love. Think of the ways they suffer. Think of how you treat them. Do you give them a hug? Make them a sandwich?… Continue reading

Angie September 9, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

Tending to the Pain of Comparison, Scarcity, and Shame

Tending to the Pain of Comparison, Scarcity, and Shame by SoAngieWrites.com #recovery #PTSD #spoonie

Injecting humor into the week’s lousy start via Snapchat

Last week started out kinda crappy. I was in a lot of physical pain and was making brave choices about my health care. Unfortunately, my doctor’s office was not returning calls about the medication my physical therapist wanted me on. The pain plus the frustration of provider run-around wore me down.… Continue reading

Angie August 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Some Days

Some days
It has to be enough
To simply breathe
And exist in a tender way
Eating when we’re hungry
Drinking some water
Looking up and around
At our surroundings
Without judgement

To experience today
At one with ourselves
Welcoming rather than condemning

It’s enough
We’re enough

Some Days by soangiewrites.com

Angie July 22, 2015 8 Comments Permalink

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