Self Compassion 101

The other day I fell flat on my face. Literally. I was rushing across a street in an unfamiliar neighborhood and BAM!

As I peeled myself off the pavement, I noticed 2 things:

Blood was dripping from my lip.
My mind began flooding with negative thoughts.

Some of the thoughts shocked me.

You’re old.
You’re too fat.
What a clumsy idiot!

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Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

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woman falling through purple background
05/03/2019
The other day I fell flat on my face. Literally. I was rushing across a street in an unfamiliar neighborhood and BAM! As I peeled myself off the pavement, I noticed 2 things: Blood was... read more
woman falling through purple background
05/03/2019
The other day I fell flat on my face. Literally. I was rushing across a street in an unfamiliar neighborhood and BAM! As I peeled myself off the pavement, I noticed 2 things: Blood was... read more