The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...

For those suffering from OCD thoughts that are shameful...feel abhorrent...and leave you asking yourself "WHY?!?! am I having these thoughts?!"...Please do NOT beat yourself up to try and motivate yourself to NOT have these does NOT work. Instead try to be your own best friend and tell your self..."these are thoughts...they will pass" and have some self compassion.

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Claire Weekes: Float Through Anxiety

Claire Weekes said people could achieve anxiety relief by floating through anxiety. Here's what she meant by that.

Yesterday I heard swim coach Terry Laughlin on NPR's The Takeaway ( talking about why he believed more than 50% of Americans can't swim....ANXIETY! I could really relate to how he described anxiety taking over when in the water. I always marvel when my friends say they "love to swim"....WHAT? I did a the Danskin, ONCE....and had such a terrible crick in my neck after from EXACTLY what Terry Laughlin said not to my head up the entire time fighting the water. For decades this analogy (regarding how you learn to swim is similar to how you beat anxiety) has been around...but I JUST discovered Claire Weekes...check out her approach: