Kristin Neff: The Inner Workings of Self-Compassion--what it is, how it works, and how to create more of it in our lives.
April 3, 2013
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT
Where self-esteem asks: 'How am I different from others?' Self-compassion asks: 'How am I the same as others?'" Kristin Neff. Join us today as self-compassion expert Kristin Neff lets us in on the secrets of self-compassion: why its important, why we get addicted to self-criticism, the neurobiology of self-compassion, and what we can do to increase self-compassion for ourselves. Kristin sheds light on the epidemic of narcissism in our culture and explains how self-esteem isn’t the same as self-love. She shares the very personal story of her own heart’s opening in relationship to her son’s autism, lets us in on cutting edge research on self-compassion, and gives us her top tools to shift from self-cruelty to self-love. Listen in!
Thresholds to Awakening
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You are here for a reason. What you perceive to be a mistake (your pain, your suffering, your illness) is not a mistake at all. It is a radical opportunity to crack open, catalyze your potential, and embody your soul. An opportunity you would have never consciously chosen, but something has led you here: to the Threshold. The purpose at the Threshold is not simply to “get better,” the purpose is to allow yourself to be initiated. To let go of who you thought you were, so that who you really are can emerge.
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, seasoned psychotherapist and soul guide, Thresholds to Awakening offers a deep-dive into the paradoxical nature of transformation. The show includes intimate conversations with spiritual luminaries about how to work with difficulty, stories about people finding their way through impossible situations, and transformational guidance to help you access your deepest truth.
Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT
Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT, is a somatic psychotherapist, teacher, and soon to be-"doctor" (working on that PhD!) of Psychology and soul-centered growth. She helps individuals use their life challenges as gateways to realizing their souls’ potential. Sweigh has a thriving psychotherapy and coaching practice where she combines cutting-edge somatic techniques with grounded, spiritual wisdom to help people reframe their challenges, reclaim their power, and fully embody their souls.
Sweigh’s background includes two Masters degrees, a three-year Somatic Experiencing™ trauma resolution training, a five-year embodied energy work training, and extensive education in nature-based soul work.
Her greatest teacher, however, was her own bout with a chronic illness that left her nearly housebound for four years. After much patience, surrender, grieving, soul-work, nervous system healing, will, and grace, Sweigh emerged from the “underworld” of her illness with her soul intact. She now serves as a guide and a source of inspiration for others on the path. Sweigh can be found on the web at www.ThresholdstoAwakening.com and www.EmbodyYourSoul.com.