“Things are not what they appear to be; nor are they otherwise.” – Surangama Sutra Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, incorporates the practice of mindfulness into almost all aspects of treatment.  While mindfulness is technically its own component or module of treatment, aspects of mindfulness are present throughout the other treatment…

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“Two thoughts cannot coexist at the same time: if the clear light of mindfulness is present, there is no room for mental twilight.” – Nyanaponika There Most people who are interested in learning how to live mindfully experience obstacles to mindfulness from time to time.  The five basic obstacles to mindfulness are: (1) desire, (2)…

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“An operational working definition of mindfulness is: the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is a powerful skill that has been taught for thousands of years by many world religions: Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity,…

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