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Re: Who's tried Mindfulness Meditation for Depression?

Posted by beckett2 on December 11, 2017, at 1:00:08

In reply to Who's tried Mindfulness Meditation for Depression?, posted by Mtom on December 2, 2017, at 17:05:14

Distress tolerance from DBT helps enormously. If I am too depressed, meditation makes me cry. It's like staring at trauma, a deep hole. If I'm feeling better, meditation is refreshing. My therapist has told me that this is not a failure (not being able to meditate when very depressed), and an act of kindness to myself is to be gentle and avoid head-on introspection.

MCBT is roomier than CBT, and I like that it encourages tolerance by avoiding combat with feelings-- and reinforces that I am not depression, interrupting any identification I tend to make when overwhelmed.

Not only do I suffer depression, I seem wired to flood with emotion. Honestly, it's a curse, and while I don't want to be a psychopath, sometimes I imagine the freedom beyond strong emotion.




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