MAKING MINDFULNESS WORK FOR YOU
-- Audiovisual Resources
A key aspect of Mindfulness practice is a focus on Self-Compassion -- being kind to yourself, as you are, right now, now for just knowing what you should be. Please keep this in mind, and try to incorporate it into your mindfulness practice as you proceed on your journey throughout life, especially in those difficult times when it would be most easy to put fight against that self-compassion
-- see here for discussion "self-compassion vs. self-esteem", from an Acceptance perspective -- Steven Hayes, Ph.D. co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [LINK]
-- see here for further guides to "self-help" [LINK].
Consistent with this site's Mindfulness and Acceptance orientation, here's a quote I recently discovered:
and a comment, also relevant:"If love is the unconditional acceptance of what is, then fear is the non-acceptance of what is, leading to resistance. Where there is love, oneness naturally exists; where there is fear, understanding and compassion go missing."
Peter Shepherd [LINK]
Wishing all of my readers love, strength, understanding, forbearance, and especially, Self-Compassion, as you go about the challenge of How you go about confronting your fears -- the message of many of these resources, and much research.
To make it easy for you to watch, we've put together a quick tip sheet to help you get ready for this webinar. It discusses basic principles of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) -- by one of the developers of the approach Zindel Segal.
Here's a look at the agenda for the session (70mins duration):
- How Depression Changes the Brain
- Doubling Down on Depression: Why Trying Harder Doesn't Always Work
- The Right Time to Introduce Mindfulness to Depressed Patients
- Step-By-Step Tools to Make MBCT Work
- How to Adapt MBCT to Individual Therapy
- The Eight Sessions of MBCT
- A 3-Minute Emergency Mindfulness Tool You Can Teach to Your Patients
TalkBack with Ron Siegel, PsyD, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Ruth Buczynski - get practical ways to use what you've heard with your patients -- some additional practical guidance for "quick mindfulness" and relief
MBCT can help patients transform the way they think about their emotions and increase their ability to intervene for their own healing.
How Much Should I Practice?
Asking "How much should I practice Mindfulness?" is like asking
"How long a piece of string do I need?" :-D
How much practice have you done in the past?
How "integrated" are your thoughts, feelings, automatic reactions to "the problem"?
Etc etc etc -- but as an encouragement, see here [LINK]
Santarnecchi, E., D’Arista, S., Egiziano, E., Gardi, C., Petrosino, R., Vatti, G., Rossi, A. (2014). Interaction between Neuroanatomical and Psychological Changes after Mindfulness-Based Training. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e108359. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108359
THE PRACTICE GUIDE video [LINK] MP3 [LINK]
The MBCT website: [LINK]
A variety of resource available (some free)
While I have no doubt that the development of a daily mindfulness practice is a good idea, research has shown that as little as ten minutes a day can be helpful in promoting psychological health.
SOME OTHERS IN THE SERIES -- Full Details [LINK]
Tim Ryan -- US Rep (D-OH) -- Recapturing the American Spirit through Mindfulnessvideo [LINK] MP3 [LINK]
- The Unexpected Meeting of Politics and Mindfulness
- Transforming School Curriculums Through Mindfulness
- Improving Medicine (While Saving Money) Through Mindfulness
- The Importance of Mindfulness for a Politically Divided Nation
- Mindful Warriors: What Mindfulness Can Do for America's Soldiers
- Google and More: How Mindfulness can Transform the Economy
Steve Hayes -- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)video [LINK] MP3 [LINK] website [LINK] great resources!!!
Understand how Western intellectual tradition and habits confuses perceptions with facts, and thus contributes to much psychological distress
How to apply ACT to a Primary Care Visit - In Five Minutes
How ACT Helps Our Clients Orient to What They Really VALUE
Post-session TalkBack with Ron Siegel, PsyD, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Ruth Buczynski - get practical ways to use what you've heard with your patients
Jack Kornfield -- On exploring and staying with difficult emotions
- Shifting Psychology's Focus from Pathology to Nobility
- Turning Toward Fear With Deliberate Compassion
- Finding Wisdom in the Midst of Uncertainty
- Why Fearless Presence Leads to Dignity
- How Emptiness Creates Abundance
Of particular relevannce to trauma survivors, Kornfield will share how we can free patients from over-identifying with painful personal histories -- in terms of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy tis could be called "defusion" -- believed a, if not the, crucial component, in effective therapy for childhood abuse survivors .
TalkBack with Ron Siegel, PsyD, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Ruth Buczynski - find out practical ways to apply what you've just learned
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