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Here’s an interesting article, with a promising title and just a sprinkling of silliness too. ‘But the new study – the largest-ever analysis of research on the subject – found mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) helped people just as much as commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs and that there was no evidence…
I’m using this post to link to a video by my good cyber-friend, Richard Nongard. He is, as I believe Americans say, good people. Silly Americans. Anyway, Richard has an incredible amount of experience in the world of hypnosis and completely vindicated my interest in ACT (when I first came…
Mindfulness meditation is a wonderful tool, supported by a growing wealth of evidence which demonstrates the many benefits of the practice. However, recently there have been a few articles in the press which have highlighted the ‘dangers’ of meditation. Therefore, it seems a good time to look deeper into what could be considered meditation dangers, and how we can not only address them but also learn from them.
Accepting difficult situations without judgment can help you survive the moment. Radical acceptance means that you accept something completely, without judging it. For example, radically accepting the present moment means that you don’t fight it, get angry at it, or try to change it into something that it’s not.
“Although we haven’t conducted any scientific research into this ourselves, there is increasing evidence to support meditation for the relief of pain. For us, the testimonials and comments on the pain management meditation speak for themselves.”
Radical Acceptance means completely and totally accepting something from the depths of your soul, with your heart and your mind. You stop fighting reality. When you stop fighting you suffer less. However, Radical acceptance is easier to understand than it is to practice.
This makes a very simple, yet extremely significant, point. Will I Ever Be Happy? Stop Waiting For The Perfect Moment It is pretty hard to feel content in a world that is consistently offering you the “next best thing”. I mean, how can your possibly pay attention to the…
JoAnne Dahl and Tobias Lundgren discuss the use of ACT for the treatment of chronic pain. They start off with a fascinating observation: A radical and provocative conclusion drawn by the authors of a Swedish government evaluation (van Tulder, et al., 2000) of all established medical treatments offered today was…