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Ressurecting a dead thread here for an update.

After getting an MBCT book from the library, I purchased it. I actually practiced it for quite a while when Mrs. Reasons moved out to Seattle, and it was just me and the kids riding out the school year. It did help - At the very least, I was able to get some focus in the morning and was able to calm myself enough to sleep at night.

I still do a simple (very simple) counting meditation when I go to bed, but, any mindfulness training fell to the wayside over the past 18 months. It happened for various reasons, a lot having to do with my schedule changing month to month.

Now, I'm employed full time again, and I feel like I have the opportunity for a new start both career-wise and mentally. I'm starting by reading the book again. I never got past the first few exercises, the simple counting meditation and the "body scan," it helped me enough, and that's good, but we'll see what else we can accomplish.

I also gave the same book to my mother, who is having various troubles that I think she might benefit from. The book's subtitle of the book is, "Finding Peace in a Frantic World," which might turn her off, because her world isn't frantic (she's retired, and I know she's not doing much). However, if I know her, she is frantic in a way. Her mind is running in circles and she's not getting things done because she's worried about not getting things done.

So, we'll see what happens.
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BAMP. :bump:

After quitting my last job because of the ridiculous stress level, and starting a new job for virtually no money but also very little stress, I decided now was a good time to work on me, so I just started an 8-week mindfulness class. It is hard, but I'm liking it so far.
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You should be mindful of the danger of become so engrossed in your mindfulness that you stop minding things that are not yourself.
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I did Biofeedback for a few sessions and I have to admit, it was pretty awesome. The best part of mindfulness work is that it's a quickly acquired skill, and once you know it, you're done. Then you just have to remember to do it. :dopey:
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I did Biofeedback for a few sessions and I have to admit, it was pretty awesome. The best part of mindfulness work is that it's a quickly acquired skill, and once you know it, you're done. Then you just have to remember to do it. :dopey:
I've discovered at night a simple count down meditation is enough to help clear my mind. I've been trying to consistently spend a few minutes in the morning doing a simple counting mediation (counting up instead of down) but I wind up dozing off half the time.
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