Integrative Conversations

Flowing Into The New Year: Honoring the past and moving into the future with compassion

January 05, 2022 Juniper Owens, LCSW
Integrative Conversations
Flowing Into The New Year: Honoring the past and moving into the future with compassion
Show Notes

In this episode, we are using the New Year as a starting point in discussing transitions, as the new year tends to be an obvious threshold. We are moving from one year to the next (according to the Gregorian Calendar) and for many can be a time of reflection and intention setting. We will meet Janus, the roman god of beginnings and namesake of the month of January, whose two faces allowed him to look into the past and future at the same time. We will discuss ideas around tending to the threshold of the new year, while both processing the year past and intentions for the year ahead with ahead with compassion. Why compassion? Because both reflecting on the past and making plans, goals or intentions for the future can, for most, trigger a well-worn neuro pathway of shame, doubt, regret or any other combination of critical self-talk and emotions.

Links:

Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry: Free Guided Meditations

Dare to Rewire Your Brain for Self-Compassion | Weiyang Xie | TEDxUND

Self Love Yoga | Full Class | Yoga With Adriene

Guided Tonglen Practice

Slow Flow Yoga for Self Compassion with David O.

Nice pdf on shadow work with a lot of resources

Check out our Starter Pack - Cultivating Compassionate Beginnings

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