Emotions Explorations

Having What You Want

Leah Pearlman

Most of think we'll be better off when we get what we think we want. But better off how? Usually what we REALLY want is to feel a certain way, and we've believed we can't feel that way until our life changes...

Two Cows Are Grazing In A Pasture (story)

Leah Pearlman

This is parable about yearning, defeat, and overcoming limitation...

Vulnerability Hangover (Story)

Leah Pearlman

Recently, I sent a long, vulnerable email to close friends and family. Immediately, I felt regret. I was sure they would judge me for what I wrote. I was beating myself up before anyone else could...

Judging Yourself

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we can get really down on ourselves when we believe we have some characteristic or personality trait that is keeping people from loving us, or keeping us from feeling successful, or useful, or safe. It can be very tempting to either succumb to this abuse OR try to get away from it...

I’m Afraid I Messed Up

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we can be afraid we made a mistake. Maybe a big mistake or small, but either way, it can feel pretty awful, especially if we suspect someone was hurt or negatively affected by something we did...

Everyone Is Better Than Me (Story)

Leah Pearlman

Do you ever look around the room, your life, the world, wearing everyone-is-better-than-me glasses? I do, sometimes. In this short story I share one way to work with that painful feeling when it comes...

Insignificant And Worthless

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we are overtaken by a sense of feeling personally insignificant and worthless. It can be so tempting to resist these feelings and try to deny them, rather than to notice them as feelings. This exploration will help you face these uncomfortable suspicions head-on...

EP 2: No Motivation? No Problem (Podcast)

Sharon Cavanaugh

Something that you might not know about Welcoming, is that we can facilitate without needing to hear the background story. We don't need to hear content or any details about the issue you are bringing up...

Experiments In Fear (Story)

Leah Pearlman

Last night we spent our first night in our new rental home in Vermont. This morning I woke up terrified. If the feeling could speak, it would say “What have I done?”.

Losing A Loved One

Leah Pearlman

Losing someone we love can be an incredibly intense emotional experience. It can be full of overwhelm and wanting it to be different. This exploration helps you turn toward your loss, turn toward your love, allowing the pain to be as it is, as well as invisible sense of connection and completion...

Golf – Welcome Anxiety And Nervousness

Sharon Cavanaugh

It is very common to feel nervous or anxious before, during, or after a round of golf. These are feelings that we generally don't like and we interpret that something wrong...

Unmotivated

Sharon Cavanaugh

When we are feeling unmotivated, it also comes with a sense that this is a problem, that we’re not in control, and that it means something about us. In this 5 minute exploration, we will examine the story of “unmotivated” and open to the possibility that something more peaceful is going on.

What Is The Sedona Method?

Sharon Cavanaugh

Much of what we teach and guide at the Welcoming Way is based on the Sedona Method. Hale Dwoskin has been, and continues to be, a generous Mentor. You are capable of freedom in this now moment...

The Courage To Choose Happiness (Story)

Leah Pearlman

This is a short story about someone who challenged his beliefs in order to choose happiness in his life.

Discomfort Is The Edge Of Freedom (Story)

Leah Pearlman

Have you ever found yourself suffering, and then drawing the conclusion that your suffering is proof you are not growing?

Resisting Yourself

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we judge things and people and attitudes as being something we need to get rid of in the world, without realizing that everything we see is a reflection of something inside us, wanting our love.

Freedom Is Here Now

Leah Pearlman

Many of us have been taught that there are steps required on the path to freedom. Maybe meditation or yoga, inquiry or compassion, or something else. Yet we have also been taught that freedom is here, now. How can these both be true?...

Nothing You Have To Do (Story)

Leah Pearlman

I used to believe there was something I needed to do to be free: Meditate. Mantra. Yoga. Inquire. Be nice. Go with the Flow. Give. Surrender. Accept...

It’s Ok To Struggle

Leah Pearlman

Do you sometimes struggle, and then struggle with the fact that you're struggling? What if struggle isn't really a problem? What if it's just what's happening sometimes?  In this exploration we'll release the struggle with struggle.

Anticipating A Medical Procedure

Leah Pearlman

As stressful as medical procedures can be, the anticipation can be even worse. This exploration helps you slow down to welcome and release the fears and anxieties that may be surfacing in advance of an upcoming procedure.

What Is Welcoming

Leah Pearlman

Hi! Welcome! So glad you're here. In 2015 a friend first facilitated me in the Welcoming Way. During that 13 minute phone call, I was shown a door out of suffering I had never known was there. I've since devoted my life to this practice and sharing it with people who are looking for that door...

Feeling Helpless

Leah Pearlman

Most of us HATE feeling helpless. We avoid it at all costs. But sometimes, we simply do feel helpless whether we like it or not. This exploration helps turn toward the feeling of helpless to allow it, welcome it, and maybe even heal it.

A Painful Confession (Story)

Leah Pearlman

As if physical or emotional pain isn't hard enough, many of us beat ourselves up for having it. This story shares an encounter with one of my own inner terrorists.

Afraid Of Being Too Much

Leah Pearlman

Many of us have fears of "being too much" for oth…

Is Life Figure-Out-Able

Leah Pearlman

If you find yourself getting stressed or contracted while trying to "figure out" life, this exploration is for you. It looks at the tensions that come up when we believe we should be able to control life, or understand it, and we can't. Hope you enjoy!

Freedom From Fear

Sharon Cavanaugh

What if you don't need to "face your fears" in order to feel more free? What if you don't need to feel controlled by your fears either? Sometimes "having a fear" feels like a problem. It can feel limiting, uncomfortable, embarrassing and infuriating...

Overview Of Welcoming Way (Teaching)

Leah Pearlman

The Welcoming Way is a practice based on The Sedona Method. This video teaches some of the basics of Welcoming, including how it works and why.

Feeling Hurt

Leah Pearlman

We *all* feel hurt sometimes. But often we try to cover over that hurt for various reasons. Maybe we want to seem strong, or we don't think we deserve to feel hurt, or maybe we feel angry so quickly we didn't even notice the hurt...

Letting Go Of Cravings

Sharon Cavanaugh

In this Release, based on the Sedona Method, we will explore the feelings and the forces that keep a craving cycle in place...

Feeling Sick

Sharon Cavanaugh

When the body gets sick, we can often believe thoughts that are not helpful. So in addition to physically not feeling well, we make ourselves suffer emotionally and mentally too. Now this may sound like a radical idea to some of you, so let's explore it more together...

The Door That Ends The War (Story)

Leah Pearlman

Until seven years ago, I experienced regular bouts of depression and anxiety. The anxiety sometimes bordered on panic attacks. I had been on and off antidepressants, in and out of long-term therapy, and was a recent graduate of eating-disorder rehab...

The Hole Inside (Poem)

Leah Pearlman

A poem about bringing compassion to the painful emotions when they arise.

Sadness

Leah Pearlman

An exploration of the feeling of sadness as well as the resistance that often comes with it.

When Life Feels Hard

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes life can feel so hard you barely want to get out of bed. This is an exploration of that particular feeling. Sometimes by allowing it, exploring it, getting to know it, it can release.

Feeling Left Out

Leah Pearlman

A Welcoming Meditation exploring the experience of feeling left out.

Welcoming Anger

Leah Pearlman

A Welcoming Meditation exploring the experience of anger.

Intense Emotions

Leah Pearlman

his episode is to be listened to when you're feeling a strong emotion like worry, fear, anxiety, or insecurity.

Wanting Approval

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we notice we're organizing our life to get approval we're afraid we're lacking. This meditation explores the experience of wanting approval, how much we avoid feeling that, and how personal it can feel.

Feeling Resentful

Leah Pearlman

Resentment can feel crappy. But sometimes we think we need it to take care of ourselves. This 8-minute meditation explores the experience of resentment in a loving way, and inquires into the possibility of letting it go without compromising yourself.

Too Much To Do

Leah Pearlman

This welcoming meditation explores what it feels like to be overwhelmed with tasks.

Exploring Regret

Leah Pearlman

This is a welcoming meditation exploring the feeling of regret and what happens when spend our energy trying to change the past.

Sadness and Grief

Leah Pearlman

Sadness and Grief are two feelings we often try to escape, but they are rich part of the tapestry of human experience. Use this guided meditation to explore and acquaint yourself with these sometimes uncomfortable, but inevitable feelings.

Not Enough

Leah Pearlman

Do you ever feel like you haven't done enough? Or that you aren't enough as you are?

Judging What You Create

Leah Pearlman

Have you put yourself out in the world, or something that you created, and now you're feeling a bit disappointed, discouraged, or embarrassed about it? This exploration will help diffuse some that experience.

Feeling Bad For A While

Leah Pearlman

Have you recently heard yourself say that you’ve been feeling bad…for a while? Even though emotions are relatively short-lived in the body, moods or dispositions can feel like they settle in to stay, keeping us stuck in a kind of depression or even despair we feel helpless to escape...

Welcoming Joy

Leah Pearlman

It’s counterintuitive, but sometimes Joy can be uncomfortable. We don’t always know how to really feel it, or express it, or savor it without getting so attached to it that it flips into fear...

Tension In The Body

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes the body feels physically or emotionally tense. This meditations explores those sensations with curiosity in a way that can either help the tension relax, or help relax the resistance to the tension.

Addictions #3 – Guilt After Partaking

Leah Pearlman

For many of us, after we partake in something we feel addicted to, we can experience some guilt, self-blame, and self-flagellation. We think if we’re hard on ourselves, we’re more likely to quit, but this doesn’t always seem to work, does it?...

Addictions #2 – During An Addiction

Leah Pearlman

This explores the feelings and thoughts that come up when a familiar craving is present. This meditation is best done before partaking in the addiction/compulsive behavior. After you've listened and followed along, just let the body doe what it does...

Addictions #1 – Cravings Before Partaking

Leah Pearlman

This explores the feelings and thoughts that come up when a familiar craving is present. This meditation is best done before partaking in the addiction/compulsive behavior. After you've listened and followed along, just let the body doe what it does.