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The One New Year’s Resolution You Should Make this Year

…selves to get back to the behaviors that make us feel good about our path. Mindfulness Embracing mindfulness can help us ride the waves of thoughts and feelings that arise without over-identifying with them. We may see a stampede of critical inner voices coming at us, telling us we won’t make it. Or, we may have a tornado of anxiety swirling toward us as we make the changes we desire that make us feel vulnerable. Mindfulness helps us to notice the…

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How to Be Confident

…Because our thoughts can go so negative at times, it’s helpful to practice mindfulness as a way to avoid being consumed by this negativity. Mindfulness is a way of focusing our attention and accepting our thoughts and feelings without judgment, while also letting them go. Think about how athletes or performers have to actively focus on clearing their minds before they march onto the field or step out on the stage. It’s hard to feel self-possessed…

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6 Things You Should Know About Depression

…His research indicates that if you teach people with recurrent depression mindfulness skills, such as meditation and breathing exercises, it reduces their chances of having another depressive episode. Mindfulness practices don’t change our feelings or thoughts, but they do change our relationship to our feelings and thoughts. This enables a person who has a tendency toward depression to not get swept up in the thoughts and feelings that contribut…

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A Short Course in Mindful Living With Elisha Goldstein

…There are two fundamentals of mind that don’t often get taught in current mindfulness courses, but can help deepen experiential integration of mindfulness and compassion practices, leading to more enduring outcomes. In this presentation, Dr. Elisha Goldstein, will share some of the latest science and methods that can help to prime the mind for mindfulness and compassion training, learning how to deeply relax the nervous systems on demand and crea…

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Promotion for Emotions

…gulation is a well-known outcome. In this blog, I aim to take a “more than mindfulness” approach to illustrate why we need to promote our emotions as well as to correct some of the misapplications of the current science surrounding mindfulness and emotion. I’ll begin by explaining the process of regulation, which can lead to the promotion of healthy environments. We can promote experiencing our emotions by following the six Rs: Remember – what’s h…

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Worrying Less in 5 Steps

…open to a sense of spaciousness, ease, and joy. As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from. Adapted from Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Sign up for Elisha Goldstein’s A Course in Mindful Living Check out PsychAlive’s Webinar with Elisha Goldstein: A Short Course in Mindful Living…

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How to Deal with Rejection

…connected when it comes to our future. Mindfulness vs over-identification: Mindfulness is a practice of focusing our awareness on the present moment, learning to sit with a thought or experience without judgment. In addition to having almost countless mental and physical health benefits, mindfulness helps us to avoid over-identifying with painful thoughts and feelings that arise. We can feel our feelings without allowing our negative thoughts to t…

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I Hate My Life

…s, fight depression and lead to overall benefits in health and well-being. Mindfulness meditation can help us to acknowledge these thoughts as momentary feelings that will pass like clouds over a mountain. Learn more about mindfulness. Conquer your critical inner voice – Voice Therapy is a method developed by Dr. Robert Firestone. The five steps of this therapeutic process allow people to identify, respond to and challenge their critical inner voi…

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