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…

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…

Mindfulness in Depression Relapse Prevention – Exploring the landscape of depression

Over the past few weeks I’ve developed a foundation of mindfulness. I’m ready to extend this skill to the thoughts and feelings I experience when depression is lurking. I’ve built up my mindfulness muscle – now it’s time to flex it and see what it can do.

Research into the prevention of depression relapse

Some of you will remember a trip I made to CAMH a while back, to explore the possibility of helping with some research into the prevention of depression relapse. Aptly enough, it being Mental Health Month, I’ve begun my participation in the Mindful Mood Balance Study…