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

Connect with others who understand.

sign up Log in
Resources
About MyAsthmaTeam
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.

We'd love to hear from you! Please share your name and email to post and read comments.

You'll also get the latest articles directly to your inbox.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Related Articles

Asthma attacks can come at any time and occur anywhere — at school or work or while traveling. De...

Asthma Medical ID Bracelets: 3 Benefits

Asthma attacks can come at any time and occur anywhere — at school or work or while traveling. De...
Asthma can make it hard to stay active when physical activity triggers asthma symptoms.A study of...

7 Role Model Athletes With Asthma

Asthma can make it hard to stay active when physical activity triggers asthma symptoms.A study of...
There’s no cure for asthma, although many people diagnosed as children no longer have symptoms as...

Does Childhood Asthma Go Away?

There’s no cure for asthma, although many people diagnosed as children no longer have symptoms as...
When you look up potential asthma triggers, you likely won’t find alcohol on the list. However, m...

Alcohol and Asthma: Can Some Drinks Be Triggers?

When you look up potential asthma triggers, you likely won’t find alcohol on the list. However, m...
Childhood asthma affects as many as 1 in 12 children in the United States, making it one of the m...

6 Steps for Getting Kids Back to School After an Asthma Attack

Childhood asthma affects as many as 1 in 12 children in the United States, making it one of the m...
If you’re living with asthma, you’re already aware of the impact that the condition can have on y...

Asthma Awareness: How To Get Involved

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

Recent Articles

MyHealthTeam does not provide health services, and if you need help, we’d strongly encourage you ...

Crisis Resources

MyHealthTeam does not provide health services, and if you need help, we’d strongly encourage you ...
Have you been feeling not quite yourself but not quite sure why or when this started? Because the...

Asthma and Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, and More

Have you been feeling not quite yourself but not quite sure why or when this started? Because the...
Welcome to MyAsthmaTeam — the place to connect with others living with asthma. This video will w...

Getting Started on MyAsthmaTeam (VIDEO)

Welcome to MyAsthmaTeam — the place to connect with others living with asthma. This video will w...
On its own, asthma causes shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing at night. However, asthma i...

Asthma With Itchy Skin Rash: 5 Skin Conditions To Know

On its own, asthma causes shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing at night. However, asthma i...
A dry, nonproductive cough may be the only symptom of cough-variant asthma.People with cough-vari...

What Is Cough-Variant Asthma? Sound, Symptoms, and Treatment

A dry, nonproductive cough may be the only symptom of cough-variant asthma.People with cough-vari...
If you have or care for a child with asthma, it’s essential to work with a pediatrician to develo...

Asthma Attacks: Signs, Action Plan, and When To Go to the Hospital

If you have or care for a child with asthma, it’s essential to work with a pediatrician to develo...
MyAsthmaTeam My asthma Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close