This was posted earlier and it may be useful to review if you're thinking of taking an MBSR or MBCT course. Five Things you want to practice to get the most out of the course. And, of course, to get the most out of this one, wild, and precious life!
To practise mindfulness is to engage in our lives with responsibility and with a sense that only we can make the changes necessary. True, there are external relationships we have with various health care providers that may be significant to our well-being. We give these relationships a level of authority over the trajectory of recovery. [...]
Our colleague, Maia Deurr, whose work can be seen on The Liberated Life Project, has written a terrific blog post on how to reflect on our past year and meet the year to come. No resolutions that are only going to shatter in the first few days, no promises to keep. These are lyrical and nourishing activities [...]
When we first begin to practice being mindful, it can be confusing about the intent of the practice. Participants in our courses often ask if not being "dragged away by our feelings" means we are not supposed to feel anything. They wonder if being mindful means giving up all the things that bring them joy. [...]
Laurie Leitch and Elaine Miller-Karas, founders of the Trauma Resource Institute, make a point of bringing awareness to and practicing enhancement of our inner and outer resources. These are the qualities in ourselves and the people in our lives who sustain us, getting us through the tough times. Make a list of your inner resources. [...]