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Christine Dixon worked as an Educational Therapist for over 20 years and is now a MindBody Coach who focuses on Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, Nonviolent Communication, and other Inner Wisdom Tools to help people heal themselves from the inside out.
Presently, Christine Dixon works one-on-one with clients and also leads weekly support groups in Internal Family Systems. She offers free monthly online workshops and book discussions and can be found at www.theordinarysacred.com and on Instagram at the_ordinary_sacred.
Ask yourself, “What emotion am I feeling?” Sometimes the feeling just wants to be seen.Christine Dixon, MindBody Coach at the Ordinary Sacred
Christine Dixon’s advice for homeschool parents:
- When your child has a lot of emotions, get curious about what their need is underneath.
- Turn self-compassion toward yourself first, before you address your child’s intense emotions.
- Befriend the internal protectors of your emotions and learn from how they enable coping but disable thriving.
- Drop into curiosity when you see your child getting intense in their emotions.
- Give yourself grace: do a little bit of this emotional regulation/internal work at a time.
- Practice seeing your emotions in a moment each day when you’re not in the triggered moments.
When we become our own primary caregiver, we set other people free. We begin to take care of ourselves in a responsible way so we’re not so needy and depenedent on other people.Christine Dixon, MindBody Coach at the Ordinary Sacred
You can find Christine online at:
- Website (to get IFS meditations and Inner Wisdom Worksheets): www.theordinarysacred.com
- IG: @the_ordinary_sacred
- Private Facebook Group: The Ordinary Sacred Self Healer’s Circle Patreon Membership (to attend weekly IFS groups or gain access to replays of workshops and book discussions):
- The Ordinary Sacred is creating a community of Self-healers | Patreon
Big Emotions Journal for the Homeschool Mom
Introducing the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, a set of resources designed to help homeschooling mothers deal with big emotions and specifically address their thoughts. Your brain and thoughts are important tools that need to be regularly sharpened, and the Toolbox is here to help you do just that.
Incorporating mindfulness practices into your homeschool is one of the most effective ways to separate yourself from your thoughts and be present. The Toolbox includes three questions from Dr. Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life: What am I feeling? What is the thought behind my feeling? What is the story behind my thought? These are questions that you can practice regularly to get the most out of them.
The Toolbox also encourages a daily meditation practice to help you distance yourself from your thoughts and just be present. Guided meditations such as Guided Meditation on Controlling Negative Thoughts and Guided Meditation for Inner Peace & Calm can help you get started.
Additionally, the Toolbox offers a Thought Care Checklist to help you deal with challenging situations that may arise in your homeschool. By considering alternative perspectives, you can reframe your thoughts and deal with the situation in a more positive and constructive way.
With the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, you can learn to influence your thoughts and create a better reality for yourself and your family. Download the Toolbox today and start sharpening your tools!
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