From CHI: ENERGY HEALING
The resulting Subtle Energy and Biofield Healing: Evidence, Practice and Future Directions report is an unprecedented status update on the field of energy healing that synthesizes perspectives of healing practitioners, scientists, educators, policy advocates and more.
The report brings together in one place for the first time the latest perspectives on research, practice, technology, communications, and policy in the Biofield sphere. It also identifies assets, opportunities, challenges, and levers for change in the system, and provides guidance for making our system more coherent, connected, and impactful. The report also shares public resources, infographics and databases of research, technology and worldwide community to help us all share the state of science and practice of healing.
This is a report you can share with anyone - to help them understand what the biofield is, what the state of science and practice is, who all are involved and ready to take the work further, what patients and practitioners are saying, and what the promise of this field is for humankind. I invite you to dive into and share this report and resources with anyone and in any way that you think it will help you with your healing work.
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Meditation on Self-Compassion
Adapted from Kristin Neff and Chris Germer (2018) by Hugo Alberts (PhD) and Lucinda Poole (PsyD).
Self-compassion can be considered to have two parts: the feminine and the masculine. In traditional Chinese philosophy, this duality is represented by yin and yang (Neff & Germer, 2018). The three core components of self-compassion according to Neff’s theoretical model (Neff, 2016) are self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness of suffering. In terms of yin self-compassion, self-kindness involves soothing and comforting oneself when suffering, common humanity involves recognizing that pain is an inevitable part of being human, and mindfulness involves being aware of and open to one’s pain and suffering in the moment. Approaching pain and suffering in this yin way allows one to begin to transform and heal. An example of yin self-compassion for a woman who is experiencing burnout at work would be drawing a hot bath and playing relaxing music at the end of the working day.In yang self-compassion, also known as fierce self-compassion, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness manifest as stepping up and protecting oneself, standing with others who have experienced similar disharmony, and in clearly seeing the truth. In this way, yang self-compassion shows up as fierce, inner strength (Neff & Germer, 2018). An example of yang self-compassion for the woman experiencing burnout at work would be speaking up to her boss about taking some time off or cutting down her current workload. Whereas many existing self-compassion therapeutic exercises help clients enact yin self- compassion, this tool helps clients explore and develop both yin and yang self-compassion.
1- Recall a situation that you are having difficulty with at the moment. For example, you may be experiencing stress at work, or you may have had an argument with a family member.
2-Regarding your current difficult situation (identified in Step 1), come up with at least one self-compassion actions for each of
the three aspects of yin self-compassion in the first column of the table displayed in the appendix. Write your answers in the action columns.Comforting: What is one thing that you can do to take care of your emotional needs?
3- Soothing: What is one thing that you can do to make yourself feel physically calmer and more at ease?
4- Validating: What is one thing that can you say to yourself to validate your feelings?
5- Regarding your current difficult situation (identified in Step 1), come up with at least one self-compassion actions for each of the three aspects of yang self-compassion in the second column of the table shown in the appendix. Write your answers in the action columns.
6- Protecting: What is one thing that can do to stop others that are hurting you or stop the harm that you are inflicting on yourself?
7- Providing: What is one thing that you can do to give yourself what you need?
8- Motivating: How can you motivate yourself with kindness, support, and understanding, rather than criticism?
Take, for example, a person who is experiencing burnout at work. This person might engage in yin self- compassion by running themselves a hot bath and playing relaxing music at the end of a long day. Alternatively, or additionally, this person might engage in yang self-compassion by speaking to work about cutting down his or her current workload. In this exercise, we are going to explore these different aspects of self-compassion.In this exercise, we are going to tap into the “yang” side of self-compassion.