The mindful way through depression: Zindel Segal at TEDxUTSC

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We expect and we assume and boy does it get us into trouble. It makes it nearly impossible to see whats right in front of your face. In order to be with what is actually happening we must be present, open and allowing. You can do this by using Mindfulness Practices So how on earth do I make a plan, set my intent and reach my goals? Great questions! You absolutely do all of those things but remain fluid like water flowing through, around or over obstacles. You do not become rigid and fixated, unwilling to adjust

43 thoughts on “The mindful way through depression: Zindel Segal at TEDxUTSC

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  2. Depression had really got an iron-fisted hold on me and had succeeded in doing so for the last three years. I was so sad like everyday I want to to die. After adhering to this depression treatment “fetching kafon press” (Google it), it did not only help me to take control of my life once more, it also helped me lose 44 pounds!

  3. When will the so called experts realize that depression is not situational. It occurs regardless of external circumstances. It is also not behavioural. No amount of therapy will cure depression. Meditation and mindfulness can relax the depressed mind just as it can the normal mind. But this doesn't cure depression, it just increases the time you spend away from "normal life."

  4. Great video content! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you thought about – Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (probably on Google)? It is a great one off product for beating depression fast minus the headache. Ive heard some decent things about it and my mate at very last got amazing success with it.

  5. Here's the thing. I bought his co-written book. I am anxious since I was 3 years old and it made a lot of sidetracks like attention disorder, socializing problems, depression waves. I don't have a lot of friends, I don't go to parties, I don't enjoy my youth. I am 22 now, and I want to take my life in my hand and LOVE it. The problems' root became from my mother, my aunt and their mother and I don't want to live my life full of negativity,agression and prejudice. I want to be confident and empathetic that doesn't feel like acting. If anybody could know that MBCT is a solution, let me know.

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  8. For those of you who wanted something more prescriptive than the (admittedly wonderful) book "The Mindful Way Through Depression," This group also wrote "The Mindful Way Workbook". After decades of depression, anxiety and self-criticism, this stuff has started to work for me. Working through this book took me longer than the 8 weeks specified in the title, but at some point I really started to get it! It's amazing when you realize that all your negative, anxious and critical thoughts . . . ARE JUST THOUGHTS. Daily meditation makes my mind much more flexible and able to return to the current moment when I'm not meditating. I've gotten to the point of welcoming thoughts that used to panic me, telling them, "Come on over to the present! It's nicer here!"

  9. I feel like I have really bad depression. If you can help me please. I know that the internet can be harsh, but I have gotten to the point with a knife to my chest. Once again if you can may you pleas help me. Pleas, and thank you

  10. In my experience medication and drugs only numbs the pain. Working out and meditation only distracts it. Im convinced the only way to cure it is to reboot the brain much like a computer. I don’t know how, but there must be a way

  11. I feel the speaker did a poor job of conveying his point. Still, being able to adjust how your mind perceives the depression triggering emotions through this treatment without using pills and getting positive outcomes is great, but suggests that some kind of conditioning through outside influences could be causing people to feel depressed in the first place.

  12. Meditation and Mindfulness training are what finally gave me the tools to help overcome the episodic depression/mania that I suffered from. I still have mild depression, but thanks to the coping skills I have learned, I am no longer suicidal.

  13. I'm getting back into meditation. Twenty minutes a day, every day. I really need to know the science as I find it motivating. I recommend getting an app for your phone that will record your meditation sessions. Thanks to this guy and all the other researchers like Mark Williams and John Teesdale.

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