mindfulnessA couple weeks ago I highlighted a therapist in Los Angeles named Stan Friedman who had a story of how he broke free from the auto-pilot of negative thinking and into a space of choice and possibility. I want to open this up as an opportunity for people to send me stories of mindfulness that can show the rest of us how it has had a practical impact on a particular event or their lives.

I will choose from them from time to time to post on Mindfulness and Psychotherapy to help give insight to the rest of us of how mindfulness can be practically applied for our health and well-being.

Of course those that get chosen can also send me a link that I’ll include in the post where people can learn more about them.

Here are the instructions for this informal invitation:

  1. Send me anything from a paragraph to a single page, single spaced of a personal story or a story of someone you know (with pseudonym if appropriate) that applied mindfulness or had a moment of mindfulness that provided some form of change. This can be in relationship to thoughts, emotions, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, joy, hope, gratitude, adults, teens, children, business, politics, health, you name it.
  2. Make sure woven within the writing is a practical example that we can all relate to, as if someone could read what you wrote and bring it directly into their lives.
  3. Send a word document to elisha@drsgoldstein.com – That’s it!

If there’s enough I’ll try and make this a weekly event. At the end of the day learning from our peers is powerful.

I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

PS – If you missed Stan Friedman’s story on a Metaphor of Possibility, here it is.

 

Photo by Kreg Steppe, available under a Creative Commons attribution license.

 


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Goldstein, E. (2011). Invitation: Get Your Story Posted on the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Blog. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2011/09/invitation-get-your-story-posted-on-the-mindfulness-and-psychotherapy-blog/

 

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