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Facing the unpleasant

“They bit off more than they could chew, and then they chewed it.”  Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin, The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study In this exercise, we attend to our unpleasant thoughts, feelings,memories or physiological states by harnessing the power of our gentle and observant mind.  It turns out that if we identify …

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The value behind THIS activity

In the 1960s, psychologist Aaron Beck developed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to help people: recognize the impact of their dysfunctional thoughts (interpretations, beliefs, predictions) and modify their thoughts (interpretations, beliefs, predictions) to be more accurate and useful As he challenged his clients to “think differently” and more positively, CBT became the most empirically-based “cure” …

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Of course…

Awareness that our intuition could benefit from some correction… makes clear the need for disciplined training of the mind. Intuition works well in some realms, but it needs restraints and checks in others. –  David Myers, Intuition: Its Powers and Perils Our brain is rarely quiet in its mission to take in information (ATTENTION) and …

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