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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:

"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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):

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

      It depends!!

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.


Tim Ryan -- US Rep (D-OH) -- Recapturing the American Spirit through Mindfulness

          video  [LINK]     MP3   [LINK]

Steve Hayes -- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy     (ACT)

          video  [LINK]     MP3   [LINK]     website  [LINK]   great resources!!!

Jack Kornfield -- On exploring and staying with difficult emotions

           video    [LINK]       MP3    [LINK]


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