- By Andrea Lynn Ferguson
Thought Records have been an exceptionally helpful tool over the course of my recovery. They take you out of your head when you’re lost in a downward spiral and ask you to translate your thoughts into words and draw connections between your thoughts, feelings, and corresponding needs. I have always found that things seem more manageable when I put them down on paper. The information I discover about myself through completing a Thought Record guides me as I’m learning to identify my emotions, and assess my needs, at any given moment. I continue to rely on Thought Records to get through difficult emotions. Sometimes they’re uncomfortable and I don’t do them as often as I need to. However, even a few every now and again is fruitful and worthwhile. Developing a curiosity about myself and my emotions has been a pivotal part of my recovery thus far, and I couldn’t have gotten there without Thought Records.
THE SELF-COMPASSION BREAK
- By Alice
In one of my Sheena's Place groups, the facilitator introduced us to Kristen Neff's Self-Compassion Break. It is a 5 minute guided meditation that reminds me that everyone experiences suffering and that I am not alone.
Click below to try it yourself!