Practice 5: Going Deeper (Listening to Parts of Yourself)

Guided Meditations for
Self-Compassion

From The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook.

Listening to Parts of Yourself

FEELING OVERWHELMED

TRIGGERED SOME RESISTANCE


Practice Question

Can you see the positive intention in that part of yourself (for example, it wants to protect you or prevent you from feeling too much pain)?

  • If you can, then continue your dialogue with it. Try to empathize with this part of yourself, and to help it to understand your perspective. Continue with this practice until the end of this training session.
  • If you don’t hear any response, or if this part is hostile or critical, go to Practice 6: When Compassion Is Difficult.

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