What if you could tap into your inherent resilience at any time? Prentis Hemphill guides a meditation to turn good memories into a state of resilience.
How to Do This Resilience Practice:
Find a position that is comfortable for you, whether that is sitting, laying down or even standing. Don’t feel pressured to remain still for this practice. If you feel like you need to move or make sounds to stay present, feel free to.
Think of something that brings you a sense of resilience.
While in this memory, what are you doing with your body? What does your body feel like?
Try to intensify those feelings. Notice how that feels in your body and in the experience of that memory.
Take yourself back to how the memory was at the beginning of this practice, at a lower intensity. Notice how you’re able to make that change.
Thinking about the day ahead or the day that you’ve had, ask yourself how much space do you want the day to take up in this moment?
Once you’re ready, move from that comfortable position. See if you can take this experience with you throughout your day.
Today’s Happiness Break host:
Prentis Hemphill is the founder of the Embodiment Institute, and a writer and therapist who prioritizes the body in their approach to healing.
Learn More About the Embodiment Institute: https://www.theembodimentinstitute.org/about
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More resources from The Greater Good Science Center:
How to Hardwire Resilience into Your Brain: https://tinyurl.com/26mff6hf
Four Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient: https://tinyurl.com/34ntce8u
Evidence Mounts that Mindfulness Breeds Resilience: https://tinyurl.com/2u6k6mkh
Mindfulness and Resilience to Stress at Work: https://tinyurl.com/yrujmwxs
Three Ways to Boost Your Resiliency as a Parent: https://tinyurl.com/w6f3w3ak
How Tuning into Your Body can Make You More Resilient: https://tinyurl.com/yv5yzper
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