Mental Health / Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn on Meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn is often credited with bringing the concept of mindfulness to the attention of the Western world. He’s the pioneer behind the use of moment-to-moment awareness that underpins the recent research study I’ve documented here on Expatlogue over the past few months. Here’s what he had to say to a group of lucky Google employees… Continue reading

Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – Thoughts are not facts
Mental Health / Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – Thoughts are not facts

Problems occur when we attach too much importance to mental commentary. We treat a stream of ideas as fact, and they crystallize into negative thoughts that become difficult to step back from. This session looks at ways of having a different relationship with our thoughts – how we can observe them from a distance and learn from them… Continue reading

Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – Facing Difficulties
Mental Health / Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – Facing Difficulties

I’m amazed and thrilled at the progress I’m making when it comes to learning to understand and live with my condition. Instead of trying to free myself from difficulties (which, let’s face it, is just setting yourself up for disappointment) I’m learning to deal with, and see them, differently. It truly is revelatory and I feel like SHOUTING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!!! But I’ll content myself with trying to explain it in a way that I hope you’ll understand… Continue reading