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  1. Bizzarebitrary

    DBT is helpful for depression and anxiety (even non-BiPolar or BPD)

    Hi all. I don't see DBT getting much love outside the BiPolar and BPD forum so I'm starting a conversation here. DBT is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. "Dialectical" is sort of a Scrabble word and I want to demystify it. In this context it means that two things which are seemingly opposite can...
  2. A

    Did you try: Focusing, Image Streaming or Mindfulness?

    Hi, Does anyone have positive experiences with focusing (as described by Eugene Gendlin), Image Streaming (Win Wenger) or Unified Mindfulness (Shinzen Young)? It's hard to change everything yourself, especially when you've lost contact with yourself or have ''shrunken down'' and I believe...
  3. M


    Just joined, looking for some in Guidance in Mindfulness
  4. NukaCola

    Mindfulness sessions with my therapist

    Hello , I am currently having therapy for trauma and also depression , my therapist is now working with me on learning "mindfulness techniques" , she tells me to "live in the moment" , for instance this is what she tells me to do when I wake up in the morning. When I make my cup of tea I must...
  5. M

    From almost completely broken n always tired to energetic and happy

    Life is simply much more enjoyable for myself and I owe it to a lot of things. I will share some things that I have found to seem to have been working the most for me. I wanna help if it’s possible because I’ve been stuck in this shole as well as many have been. My advice for considering...
  6. Kerome

    Mindfulness and Osho

    I came across a piece on Osho and meditation which I thought applied very well to mindfulness and so I thought I’d write it up here. Basically he said that his concept of meditation always relied on awareness, and that this came in three stages. First was awareness of the body, it’s state and...
  7. A

    Anxiety and Mindfulness

    Hey all, I've dealt with anxiety for as long as I can remember, (I'm 23.) I went to the bookstore the other week as I usually do and bought this book on mindfulness. Haven't really gotten into it but I've done some mediation. Anyone have experience with mindfulness in general? -Ari
  8. F

    Mindfulness is just Buddhism sold to you by neoliberals

    Posted by Peter Doran February 26 2018 Mindfulness is just Buddhism sold to you by neoliberals | The Independent What do people think? Is it being used as a neoliberal tool?
  9. Kerome

    Tactile hallucinations and what you feel

    Sometimes when you are having tactile hallucinations it can be easy to be seduced into extending ones senses beyond that of the body, so that you start to “feel” the space around you. I just wanted to say that from a mindfulness perspective this is a really bad idea, if you can focus just on the...
  10. F

    Mindfulness No Better Than Watching TV

    Written by Steven Novella February 6 2018 For those of you who have tried it,what do you think? Mindfulness No Better Than Watching TV | NeuroLogica Blog
  11. Kerome

    Mindfulness and the sources of anxiety

    I was practicing my mindfulness and I noticed something: the anxious thoughts in my mind were being driven by me, I was actually kind of looking for these sources of anxiety. It was like I was seeking out sources of worry to think about, fantasising about them, what might happen, in fact kind of...
  12. Q

    Where to from here?

    Hi im currently experiencing another episode. Lacking motivation, crying all the time for no reason, getting irritable easily, heaviness in chest, poor memory and concentration etc its so frustrating!!! Which im sure most of you can relate to. Im currently on loads of meds and undergoing...
  13. Kerome

    Mindfulness and examining the roots of fear

    I just wanted to talk a little about mindfulness and how it can change your attitudes to the roots of what you fear. Basically the habit of mindfulness can teach you to look more deeply at the seeds of worry in your own mind. You will find that as mindfulness becomes more natural to you that...
  14. A

    Belief Crisis and parents think mindfulness is evil! >_>

    Has anyone had a belief crisis? Meaning I been going to therapy and I discovered all my beliefs I got from was from my highly suspicious parents. Now I don't know what to believe in. My family has used the beliefs to put fear in me to control me. For example I been doing mindfulness because...
  15. C

    Meditation ?

    Does anyone know of any good youtube meditation videos to stop stress, anxiety/ create mindfulness ?
  16. F

    Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'

    Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect' Written by Medical news today Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect' - Medical News Today Should be of interest to those considering doing mindfulness.
  17. Kerome

    Jack Kornfield on mindfulness

    The third teacher I was going to write a little bit about is Jack Kornfield. He is an American who studied as a Buddhist monk under Ajahn Chah in the Thai Forest Tradition and under Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma. He has taught meditation worldwide since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to...
  18. Kerome

    Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness

    Here is a second famous mindfulness teacher, who was a key figure in the development of the Western secular mindfulness stream. Jon Kabat-Zinn has a medical background, although he too studied with various Buddhist teachers, before starting several secular Western efforts in mindfulness such...
  19. Kerome

    Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness

    I thought it might be appropriate to say a few things about some of the best mindfulness teachers, and include some articles and references to seminal books in the field. These can be very inspiritational, and I thought I would start with the Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat...
  20. B

    How do I even approach Mindfulness?

    I was severely abused as a child by a sibling. My parents won't approach that it happened. I know it happened and to survive, I learned to dissociate-quite well, in fact. I was working on learning mindfulness when my therapist had to close his practice and I have been unable to find another...