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Stop Trying to Change Your Life by Changing Your Thoughts

Stop Trying to Change Your Life by Changing Your Thoughts | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

  By Tina Gilbertson "You already know this. You’ve told yourself a hundred times to think about it a different way. Or you’ve tried not to think about it at all, that thing that happened that you can’t seem to let go of."

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Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – autopilot & raisins ...

Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – autopilot & raisins ... | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
The first session introduced the concept of Mindfulness, and it's arch-enemy, Auto-pilot. It also ensured I'd never underestimate a raisin again...
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Evidence Supports Health Benefits of 'Mindfulness-Based Practices'

Specific types of "mindfulness practices" including Zen meditation have research-proven benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

The review focused on three techniques:
• Zen meditation, a Buddhist spiritual practice that involves the practice of developing mindfulness by meditation, typically focusing on awareness of breathing patterns.
• Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a secular method of using Buddhist mindfulness, combining meditation with elements of yoga and education about stress and coping strategies.
• Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which combines MBSR with principles of cognitive therapy (for example, recognizing and disengaging from negative thoughts) to prevent relapse of depression.

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