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Practicing Self-Compassion with Affectionate Breathing


Practicing Self-Compassion With Affectionate Breathing


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Show Notes

Dr. Kristin Neff, a pioneer in the research of self-compassion and founder of SelfCompassion.org, says that affectionate breathing is connecting your feelings, affection, and kindness for yourself with the act of slow, mindful breathing.

When was the last time you practiced affectionate breathing? When did you last take a long, deep, cleansing breath?

In this episode, I share more about shallow versus deep breathing and three simple yet powerful techniques we can practice as a form of self-compassion that support our health and well-being.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between shallow and deep breathing
  • What is affectionate breathing?
  • Simple yet powerful breathing techniques
  • Combining breath and sound as a form of self-compassion

About the Podcast

Be Nice To Her is a podcast that explores the question, “How can I use self-compassion to live a life of greater freedom?” You’ll receive a weekly dose of inspiration, tips, and practices from Marketing and Growth Strategist, Denisse Marie to support you in practicing the art of self-compassion as a women entrepreneur.

Denisse’s philosophy is that we can truly experience the freedom we want and mindfully navigate the challenges of being an entrepreneur when we practice self-compassion. Each week you’ll get actionable advice for using the most powerful force within to support you in moving your business and life forward.

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