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Old 11-10-2017, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default DBT Therapy Thread - Recite A Loving Kindness Statement

This thread is a mindfulness practice designed to create love and compassion for ourselves. This is taken from DBT Connections youtube video, 7/23.

You recite a statement that is like a prayer, but instead of asking for something, we send warm wishes by reciting words that express goodwill.

Repeat some of these statements, or make up your own.

Feel these statements coming from your heart. Relax, take deep, slow breaths in, and out, breaths that expand your belly. Think about this loving kindness for yourself and expanding to all people and animals.

Now make your loving kindness statements, or repeat after me or others that might have ones that resonate with you if anyone adds to this thread, type it out, and say it to yourself.

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May I be safe and protected from danger.

May I be healthy and strong.

May I be happy and peaceful.

May I have meaningful work.

May I have a joyful life.

May I accept and feel good about myself.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:04 AM   #2
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I’ll go again..


May I be safe and protected from danger.

May I be healthy and strong.

May I be happy and peaceful.

May I have meaningful work.

May I have a joyful life.

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Oh I thought of another one—I’m going to go edit this into my original post:

May I accept and feel good about myself.
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May I be proud of who I am.
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May I be able to be independent
I am loved no matter what
I am protected and safe
I have the tools to help myself when I'm feeling low
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May I be healthy and strong.

May I be protected and safe.

May I live a joyful life.

<take deep breaths that moves your belly in and out...this is important>

May I be happy and peaceful.

May I have meaningful work that I enjoy.

May I be proud of who I am.

<breathe>
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May I have a realistic, reasonable view of myself and of life's events.

May I acknowledge but then let go of negative thoughts and feelings.

May I listen only to the supportive and helpful, and be deaf to the discouraging and destructive.

May I know that I matter.
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I am okay
I am not in danger
I am safe
I can talk to people
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May I be healthy and strong.

May I be protected and safe.

May I live a joyful life.

<take deep breaths that moves your belly in and out>

May I be happy and peaceful.

May I have meaningful work that I enjoy.

May I be proud of who I am.
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May I be happy.

May I be healthy.

May I be safe.

May I be loved.

May I be at peace.
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May you be at peace.

May you be happy.

May you be strong.

May you be safe and secure.

You are loved.

May you feel the love.
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