Although Tara Well, PhD calls herself a “mirror-gazing expert,” what this really means is that she helps people find a way back into themselves. She does that by teaching self-compassion through Mirror Meditation.
After many years of disregarding her feelings, Tara found that something as simple as looking into the mirror can help with self-awareness and emotional regulation. Now, she shares her method with others — and it seems to be working miracles.
But those miracles are well-backed by science. Tara is an associate psychology professor at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she teaches the theoretical base for her mirror work. On top of that, she writes a column for Psychology Today called The Clarity.
2:41 Tara explains Mirror Meditation
5:47 Tara shares the challenges that people face with Mirror Meditation
10:49 Self awareness and body awareness as part of Mirror Meditation
13:09 The first shift Tara sees in her clients once they start Mirror Meditation
15:35 Finding your true self under the layer of self criticism
17:45 The power of self talk and techniques to manage your inner critic
19:22 The technique of video journaling
26:53 Video journaling and its impact on image management
31:36 The mirror and narcissism
38:10 Tara shares how people react when she tells them that she is a Mirror Gazing Expert
39:36 Shelley shares a quote from Joseph Campbell
41:51 Tara shares about her book and where you can find her