The Guest House poem by Rumi – The Guest House Rumi Poem

The Guest House poem by Rumi The Guest House poem by the poet Rumi is often quoted by mindfulness teachers because it gets at the core of the meaning behind being mindful: being peaceful with all of our emotions, whether positive or negative. The Guest House poem by Jalaluddin Rumi,…

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Am I Depressed Quiz – Find out if you are depressed

Am I depressed quiz Are you depressed?  Sometimes, it can be hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or just sadness or something else.  This is because many people are not exactly sure what depression is.  Often, people expect that it is just sadness, but, as we…

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Your guide to mindfulness based stress reduction – What is MBSR?

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What is mindfulness based stress reduction?  What is MBSR? Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness based stress reduction program, also known as MBSR, is an education and training program that helps people with pain, illness, stress, psychological, and emotional problems.  Mindfulness based stress reduction training teaches mindfulness, a new way to relate to…

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The Ultimate List of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Techniques

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CBT Techniques Several people have asked for a comprehensive list of CBT techniques.  What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in psychology?  CBT techniques actually refers to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.  Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very popular form of therapy because it has been proven effective for a large number…

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What is mindfulness in plain English?

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What is mindfulness in plain English? A lot of people talk about mindfulness, but often people are not clear on what mindfulness is or is not.  People have asked me, “What is mindfulness in plain English?” There is even a book by that title: The concept of mindfulness is quite…

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Effective Treatments for Depression: How to Cure Depression

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This article is called, “How to cure depression,” but I am going to tell you right away that the fact is that there is not one single, magical cure for all depression.  Anyone who tells you differently is either a liar or trying to sell you something.  Or both.  There…

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