Cultivating Gentleness: Heal the Inner Critic & Strengthen Intuition
The focus of this Group Soul Healing pop-up is to help you if you:
- Are hard on yourself
- Experience self-doubt & judgment
- Deal with issues of confidence or imposter syndrome
- Have an inner critic that gets in the way of peak performance
- Suffer from anxiety or depression
Potential Benefits to Look For & Notice:
- Feeling less judgmental and more confident
- More self-love and compassion
- Being more balanced in your emotions
- Responding in an optimal way in challenging situations
- Increased motivation to move forward with passion and purpose
- An enhanced ability to connect to your intuition and your own soul’s guidance
Time Stamps for the Recording:
Journal Prompts, Experiments, & Meditative Reflections:
What is your heart trying to tell you, that your analytical/judging mind might try to ignore?
You can explore this question through journaling; collage or drawing/painting, etc.; during meditation; or thinking about it before going to sleep.
Connect with nature and notice how it affects you–get fresh flowers or plants for your home, walk by the river, spend time in a park, etc.
Extra credit: Notice how your inner critic feels when you’re connecting with nature.
Go on a one-day social media fast and notice how this affects your inner critic.
Extra credit: make it a week!
Extra extra credit: Notice who and what you follow and how different people/organizations make you feel. Make any necessary adjustments to your social media diet just like you would with certain foods and portion sizes.
Make a List of things that feed your inner critic so you can be more mindfully aware.
Here are some of mine: too much social media, using the word “should,” overthinking and being too much in my head, not exercising…
Make a list of things that help you connect to your intuition.
Here are some of mine: meditation, journaling, being in nature, listening to music, connecting with people with strong intuition, listening to guided meditations/hypnosis/visualizations.
What’s one way to practice being gentle with yourself?
It might be a specific habit/behavior or an idea that came up during the guided meditation we did, or something to journal about or tune into when you do the Heart Breathing technique. Or maybe it’s as simple as writing “Be Gentle” and putting it on your fridge, your altar, by your bed, or on bathroom mirror as a reminder. Go high-tech and make it a daily reminder alert on your phone. There’s so many ways you can do this!
Here’s a reminder of how to do the Heart-Breathing Technique.
Flower Essences to Heal the Inner Critic & Enhance Intuition:
Here are some specific flower essence suggestions to support you with our theme:
Pine for self-love & self-esteem, releasing guilt and self-blame
Larch for confidence, especially when you’re quite capable but it’s hard to move forward
Cerato for intuition and connecting inward rather than asking others what to do
Impatiens for patience, healing often takes time, and intuition takes cultivation & practice
Rescue Remedy to re-align your soul|heart|mind|body and attune to your own soul’s wisdom & intuition
Here’s an expanded FAQs on how to take flower essences, where to purchase, and more:
Info on Flower Essences
These are all optional ideas for integrating the group session. Pick 1 or 2 or come up with your own, there’s no right or wrong way. Have fun!