“The practice of mindfulness coupled with self-compassion builds your resilience. You overcome stress and are more empowered.” Nina Sidell
Mindfulness is at the heart of effective coping and strategizing at home and at work. By increasing awareness and discovering neutrality, you develop greater self-compassion and resilience. I will be speaking at the Texas Librarians Association Fall Conference discussing this phenomenal and effective practice.
Awareness of Momentary Focus- “I am aware…”
Handle Feelings with Self-Compassion- “The only way out is through.”
5- Minute Breathwork Builds Resiliency- “My breath keeps me calm.”
Some Types of Mindfulness:
Conscious, Intentional Thinking
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Body Scan and Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Health Benefits of Mindfulness: Practicing Mindfulness if Good for Your Health!
Self-Regulation (thoughts, emotions, actions) (respond vs. react)
Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Improve Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
Better Eating Habits
You are Mindful when you are present in the moment, open to information and insight.
You are Self-Compassionate when you are kind and loving toward yourself no matter what.
You are Resilientwhen you thrive beyond difficulties or challenges, and learn to rise above.
Reach out to me if I can be of support to you, your family, company or organization. I am here to help~
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“Living with hope and peace (or not) are choices we all make and then live our lives accordingly.” Nina Sidell, M.A.
Life is both miraculous and terrifying, since so much is new and unexpected and other realities include responding to challenging patterns. Miraculous inventions and terrifying realities seem prevalent in this day and age. I believe that one way to deal with so much is to simply work toward inner and outer peace. Continue Reading…
This Workshop deals with the essence of outer and inner love. We will explore types of love, self-awareness, self-care, mindfulness, the ideal mate, the art of manifestation and the Law of Attraction. Beliefs about relationships with others and with yourself will be clarified. You will gain new tools and insight to help you manifest greater self-love and the love you want and need in your life. The Workshop provides lecture, group activities, individual and paired processes, and meditation/creative visualization experiences. You will have homework to take home with you to support your continued journey to Manifest True Love.
Manifest True Love Workshop invites you to spend an inspiring afternoon learning and practicing wonderfully enriching tools to help you explore true love in a safe, fun, and supportive environment.
I want to create a truly healing group experience that educates, encourages, and inspires everyone in the room. This safe and supportive learning environment will propel each participant beyond their normal speed of progress!
You will gain new tools in your Relationship Toolbox as you Manifest True Love both outwardly and inwardly as time unfolds!
You have the opportunity to fall in love with yourself and explore the possibility of attracting a loving relationship that reflects that love.
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Nina Sidell, M.A. is a Psychotherapist in private practice for 30+ years who is highly professionally skilled, intuitively sensitive and spiritually gifted. She facilitates workshops with over 30 years of experience Inspiring Insights for Well-Being. Nina is the Mom’s Choice Award-Winning Author of, “Parenting for Life- Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child.” Dr. Deepak Chopra said, “If you are interested in conscious parenting, this book is an excellent guide.”
Nina’s mission is to consistently educate, encourage, and inspire her audiences, clients, groups, and readers.
“I really enjoyed Nina’s talk on the importance of Human Connection at the Awaken Our Relationships event. It forced me to step back and look at the main behaviors and ways I connect and disconnect from the people in my life, and made me realize how much I want to deepen my connections with more people, and to the people I’m closest to. Thank you, Nina!” Greg Campisi, Founder and President of AWAKEN Center for Human Evolution.
“Nina presents a much-needed message that is grounded, insightful and deeply sincere when she talks to and engages groups. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in her chosen field of counseling. I have delved into her book and I already feel I’ve gained wisdom to consider and practice for many years.” Dave J. Administrator
“What I liked most about this event is the knowledge of the facilitator, which is broad in scope and challenges me to think or rethink the ways in which I see things. Thanks! Kim Goodwin, Marketing Manager
“I ranked your presentation highly because you were an excellent presenter!! You brought about awareness that I ordinarily don’t think about.” Joan Fabrizio, Realtor
Are you ready to adapt to crisp days and chilly nights? Are you making room for new growth and transformation in your life? With curiosity and grace, welcome each season, person, and insight into your view.
Think about it, where do you spend most of your emotional energy most days? Are you focused on getting things done, feeling upset, overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, frightened, or angry? Do you practice mindfulness to assist you in staying present and do you have healthy coping skills, emotional and physical outlets to help you cope? To become mindful with the intention of growth and peace is to fall in love with life, and to fall in love with your own life.
Here are some tips for Falling in Love with Your Life!
Pay attention to your thoughts and emotional focus, day-to-day and week-to-week, etc.
Observe your coping skills, (lack of) tools, and support.
Notice how you spend your time, day-to-day and week-to-week, etc.
Evaluate if you have fun and healthy outlets in your life that excite and enthuse you.
Acknowledge if the quality of your relationships reflect what makes you happiest with others.
Ask yourself the question, “Are you in love with your life?”
Then follow-up with two more questions, “If not, what would make this happen? What do you have to do to make it so?”
Forgive yourself and others who do not know how to embrace loving your own life.
Where does your personal self-care fall in the continuum of your life?
Does your life reflect your values and provide you with happiness you seek? Choose wisely for yourself…it’s your Life!
In these stressful times, feeling connected to our lives and a sense of purpose, connection, and joy is essential. We feel it and our children feel it. It’s time to evolve the status quo.
” The lens through which you view your life- the life attitude behind your relationship expectations, perceptions, intentions, and interactions- rules your world.” Nina Sidell, M.A. “Parenting for Life”.
What do you want to develop in yourself and in your relationships? Do you notice the way you take care of yourself? Are you attentive to the way you care for others and others care (or don’t) care for you? Your personal development consists of reaching to your best self and developed skills as you follow your personal truth and excellence- in an authentic way. Personal empowerment comes next when you find strength of spirit, courageously aware of personal and interpersonal meaning. When you are empowered, you value your life choices and learned lessons; you live with truth, confidence, and strength.
There is always hope to grow your personal and interpersonal skills when you recognize the need and do the work. Every individual in spiritual terms is responsible for fulfilling the sacred contract of their life, agreed before birth and encoded in the psyche or soul to help learn lessons. In Indian culture, we learn and grow (or are stifled) to work off our karma based on our actions and cause and effect for the future. The bottom line is that in any language, caring for the self and others are key ingredients to live, evolve, and grow the best life!
If you were raised in a household that modeled or tolerated mistreatment of the self or others, you may not recognize the toxicity when you continue to allow these types of negative patterns.
Do you recognize any of these signs of mistreatment in yourself or others?
Patterns of negative thoughts, words, or actions
Easy to anger
Ignore others and block feedback
Stingy with positive feedback
Patterns of negating, comparing, or judging
Patterns of blaming or shaming
Lacking empathy and emotional connection
Abusive, put-down language (overt name-calling or covert messaging)
Physical harm or mistreatment
Reactionary vs. responsive
Not accountable (for thoughts, words, or actions)
Resistance to change and growth
Putting up with “less than”
Feeling worn out, exhausted, under attack,or afraid
Unwilling to see the problem and seek help
What we need in the world today is an awareness and importance for our culture to value and improve: love of the self and love toward others. The mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health of each person, family, and community is paramount to heal our world.
The planet is going through difficult times shifting us from a sense of security to the reality of chaos. Violence, sudden murderous attacks and shootings, fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, missing children, the opioid epidemic, and leadership unknowns rack our brains and continue to grow. Empathy is at an all-time low and narcissism is raging at an all-time high. There is more permissive parenting and our culture has forgotten the importance of the welfare and protection of children, as well as the importance of family. We are on overload and have a choice how to live, heal ourselves, each other, and the planet.
Love, trust, respect, empathy, and healthy communication are at the core of us creating a better world. We must remember the importance of well-being, comprised largely of taking care of ourselves, our children and our relationships. It is time to acknowledge that we all deserve to heal our wounds and find a better way to live as human beings.