Tag Archives: Self-Empathy

Build your own Feeling Vocabulary

InTouch Feelings Card - Grateful

InTouch Feelings Card – Grateful

Get support to express your feelings!

Stop confusion in your conversation by learning to use real feelings in your sentences, “I feel…….”

Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual/Soul Balance Inside Awareness has created 40 Feeling Cards to use as a personal check in to develop  one’s inner connection to true feeling words.  


Inside Awareness’s 4 Aspects of Self Balance Icon: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual/Soul

  • Identifying your feelings is the first step to creating inner balance and the start of self empathy
  • Accepting your feelings is the foundation of accepting others feelings
  • Feelings are the spiral inward to naming  the value that is important to you and the the point of connection with others

Download our templates to make your own cards 

InTouch Feeling Cards Template Page 1

InTouch Feeling Cards Template Page 1

Learn about InTouch Value Need Cards Templates here 

Check out upcoming workshops or book  your own personal movement or empathy coaching session

Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
 Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

Understanding Ego mind through getting in touch with your own thinking and speaking

Our last workshop in a series of six and the individual workshops have  evolved into a deeper focus of  practice and understanding empathy.  The areas that came up for exploring included self-empathy, empathy in relationships and group empathy.  The purpose was to support group members to recognize their own  stories inside their mind that did not allow them to be present with what was actually happening in their relationship.  How we have done this it by developing skills for learning to recognize and identify their thoughts and behavior as a result of their thinking.

The last exercise involved having a volunteer demonstrate a process while sharing a personal life event and transforming what they had been telling themselves about it into a connection that included the rest of body functions,  outside of the frontal lobe of their brain!

At the beginning of the practice this participant shared their resistance at  connecting to another person in their life.  In the process ego dropped away as the mind stories became silent and what was real began to emerge.  As the stories of their mind became less interesting , what was real was their new self-connection to what was being experienced in the moment.  When the participant connected to what was real in them they expressed how they had a growing awareness of  what was going on for the other person that went beyond their original resistance.

You couldn’t ask for more!  The beauty that was visible in the participant and those in the group supporting this persons process was tangible through relaxed faces and the feelings of a group connection.    Through the practice other  participants began to recognizing their own stories and habits in experiencing how  they supported the process.  Did they become present to what they were hearing or did it stimulate their own stories or need to fix it by coming up with solutions.  If so, all these participants witnessed how this breaks the emphatic connection and experienced the effects of  disconnection of it becoming about them and their ego mind and no longer the person going through the exercise.

Beautiful! The participants having a practice of learning a language of connection demonstrated the ability to go beyond the disruption and carry the process back to the original speaker while holding empathy for the interrupter’s!

This brings up the question – Is empathy the absence (quieting) of ego?

For more information on these workshops with Renee Lindstrom go to relationships link