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Just like Velma in HBOMAX's Velma, we all have moments when our inner voice can become our own personal monster, saying things that aren't true.

In the movie, Velma fights off these hallucinations by repeating "you're not real" over and over again. But in real life, it's not always that easy to shake off negative thoughts. That's why I created this meditation, inspired by Velma’s journey, to help you combat those negative thoughts and inner monsters.

By focusing on the phrases like “I deserve kindness”, “I am capable of love”, “I am intelligent” and other affirmations of self-worth and self-acceptance, this meditation will help you to let go of the negative thoughts and find some much needed peace.

Sit comfortably in a quiet place and close your eyes. Take a deep breath in and exhale slowly.

Begin to repeat the phrase, “I deserve kindness” silently or out loud, countering the negative thoughts that are not real.

As you repeat the phrase, focus on the sound of your voice and the feeling of self-acceptance and self-compassion that the words evoke.

If your mind wanders, gently bring your focus back to your phrase.

Continue repeating the mantra for 5-15 minutes.

Take a deep breath in and exhale slowly. Open your eyes.