Welcome kindred spirit, before we begin let's bring awareness to why you were drawn to this topic.
How does your body feel when you reflect on feeling strong and confident?
What emotions come to the surface?
What beliefs do you have surrounding confidence?
What stories do you tell yourself and others about feeling strong and confident?
How will being mindful about feeling strong and confident help support your day to day life?
With a deep exhale bring a gentle awareness that others are feeling similar about this topic as you.
This practice offers a way to deeply reconnect.
Although it is not a traditional mindfulness practice, you can use it to remember who you are, especially when you forget.
Sitting in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths through your nose.
Imagine yourself in a difficult situation.
It may be something coming up that is bringing some fear or anxiety or something you went through in the recent past.
Recognize any fear or strong dislike that is present as you bring this event to mind.
Maybe you want to ask for a raise, need to have a difficult conversation with a loved one, or have an upcoming appointment that is bringing some worry.
Rather than playing out the story in your head, ask yourself what the strongest version of yourself would do and how they would handle it.
Picture your strong self handling the situation with complete kindness, care, compassion, patience, and wisdom.
As you visualize this situation in your head, make a special effort to notice the strength within you.
Allow yourself to feel strong and confident.
When you begin doubting yourself, return back to the strong you.
Reconnect with your intentions of wisdom and compassion in the face of difficulties.
You can continue with one experience, playing it through multiple times.
You can also try working with a different situation or event.
Continue to connect with the strength you have within you.
Remember to breathe deeply and watch for any anxiety and worry.
When you finish this practice, you may try writing about your experience.
Writing after this exercise gives you a clear look at yourself as the strong you, and can
help clarify how you are able to handle painful experiences.
Thank you for practicing feeling strong and confident