Self-Kindness When Struggling: 6-Minute Guided Meditation | MyOsteoTeam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up Log in
Resources
About MyOsteoTeam
Powered By

Self-Kindness When Struggling: 6-Minute Guided Meditation

Posted on July 28, 2023

This is a short guided meditation by Dr. Christiane Wolf on self-kindness, which gives you more support during challenging times or when you’re having a rough day. Offering kindness to yourself, as you would do for a friend who is struggling, can help ease the pain and make you feel less alone.

Transcript

00:00:05:01 - 00:00:27:11

Dr. Christiane Wolf

Hello. So this is a short guided meditation on self-kindness, which you can do anytime you need a little bit of support. So I’m inviting you to find a posture that is as comfortable as possible right now.

00:00:29:11 - 00:00:43:01

Dr. Christiane Wolf

And if you like, you can close your eyes or just lower your gaze.

00:00:45:15 - 00:01:19:21

Dr. Christiane Wolf

And most of us have had the experience, then, that when things are rough, that it’s really helpful to have a friend that just sees our struggle and gives us a hug, or maybe says something like “that’s really hard right now” or “I see you’re having a rough day,” and so in this practice, we want to offer this kindness, this friendliness, to ourselves.

00:01:24:00 - 00:02:02:13

Dr. Christiane Wolf

So you can experiment, if you like, actually placing a hand on your chest, just like a friend would place a hand on your shoulder or hold your hand. You can also hold your own hand, and just letting yourself feel that if your body can receive that in this moment.

00:02:05:15 - 00:03:11:19

Dr. Christiane Wolf

And if it is helpful, connecting to the sensations of the breath, maybe taking a few longer and deeper breaths, and then saying to yourself, like, a phrase that is helpful, something like “this is really hard right now” or “this hurts,” and offering that to yourself, just simple acknowledgement with kindness.

00:03:13:22 - 00:04:15:20

Dr. Christiane Wolf

“This is a rough moment,” and then something like “this is what it feels like to struggle with this” or “this is what it feels like to have this kind of pain,” and maybe in your mind’s eye, inviting all the other people who know this feeling too, who struggle with the same condition, who felt this kind of struggle, this kind of pain, or who are feeling it actually in this moment.

00:04:20:17 - 00:05:24:18

Dr. Christiane Wolf

And sometimes, it can be helpful to imagine yourself and your circle with them or just being at your back, having your back, so you can sense that you’re not alone.

And then again, finding your own words to express something like “may I be kind to myself,” “may I be gentle with myself,” “may I not abandon myself.”

00:05:30:16 - 00:05:49:08

Dr. Christiane Wolf

And then when you’re ready, you can bring this practice to an end, and I’ll be ringing my chimes.

00:05:54:10 - 00:05:56:21

Dr. Christiane Wolf

Thank you.

Posted on July 28, 2023
All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about osteoporosis sent to your inbox.

Related Articles

If you’re living with osteoporosis, you’re already aware of the impact the condition can have on ...

5 Ways To Get Involved With Osteoporosis Awareness

If you’re living with osteoporosis, you’re already aware of the impact the condition can have on ...
To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyOsteoTeam sat down with Susan Null of S...

How To Reduce Medical Bills: Top Financial Expert Shares 10 Tips

To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyOsteoTeam sat down with Susan Null of S...
The 2020 fall and winter holiday season will be different than any in our lifetimes. While osteo...

How To Have a Safe Holiday With Osteoporosis During COVID-19

The 2020 fall and winter holiday season will be different than any in our lifetimes. While osteo...
Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made simi...

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Osteoporosis

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made simi...
Living with osteoporosis may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningfu...

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Osteoporosis

Living with osteoporosis may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningfu...
There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relations...

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Osteoporosis Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relations...

Recent Articles

Osteoporosis may be connected to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in some people. People with RA are at ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis: Is There a Connection?

Osteoporosis may be connected to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in some people. People with RA are at ...
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes the bones to become fragile and break easily. It is al...

Psoriatic Arthritis and Osteoporosis: Is There a Connection?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes the bones to become fragile and break easily. It is al...
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. In osteoporosis, bones ma...

Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. In osteoporosis, bones ma...
Because the physical impact of osteoporosis can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with psychol...

How Osteoporosis Can Affect Your Mental Health

Because the physical impact of osteoporosis can be all-consuming, you may be dealing with psychol...
All osteoporosis involves the loss of bone mineral density that leads to weak, fragile bones. It ...

Types of Osteoporosis

All osteoporosis involves the loss of bone mineral density that leads to weak, fragile bones. It ...
Doctors diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia with scans that measure bone mineral density (BMD). ...

Osteoporosis – The Path to Diagnosis

Doctors diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia with scans that measure bone mineral density (BMD). ...
MyOsteoTeam My osteoporosis Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close
MyOsteoTeam
Add to your home screen
MyOsteoTeam Tap below and then 'Add to Home Screen'