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Video: Cognitive Fusion & Experiential Avoidance

The importance for health and well-being of being in full contact with our inner subjective experience.
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Video: Workability for Health and Wellbeing

Experiment. Become a researcher. Find what works for you. What type of food, exercise, amount of sleep, and type of stress-management have proven most efficacious for you, not for others, but specifically for you. In other words, what have you…

In Your Own Hands – Doing for Others Also Benefits Health of Altruistic

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention?…
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Video: The Danger of Cognitive Fusion and the Solution

We all tend to get upset over neutral events that happen to us all day because we assign a false attribution to the event. We can think it through and realize that we have mistakenly attributed something negative to the otherwise neutral event.…

Beginning Mindfulness Practice

Although it’s possible to maintain a mindfulness practice on your own once you have attained a certain stage of practice, in the early years you will need a teacher. Despite the simplicity of the practice, it is almost impossible to stay…
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Still More on Cognitive Fusion

An Approach to Cognitive Fusion with Beliefs During my three years of training at the Simonton Cancer Center, there were many retreat participants who claimed they were willing to do whatever it took to get well, but such a commitment was…

More on the Danger of Cognitive Fusion

Recognizing Cognitive Fusion in Language According to Professor Kelly Wilson, Cognitive fusion commonly involves entanglement with categorical and judgmental thought. Red flags are words like should, shouldn’t, right, wrong, good, bad,…

Cognitive Fusion is More Dangerous Than Nuclear Fusion.

Examples of the Extreme Danger of Cognitive Fusion A researcher by the name of Herbert Specter did an experiment about twenty years ago when he was the head of molecular biology research at the National Institutes of Health. He injected mice…
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Chronic Medical Challenges and the Mind

Cognitive Fusion with New Symptoms A primary source of emotional distress for those living with many diseases relates to panic over new symptoms. Even experienced mindfulness teachers can find it difficult to recognize that the frightening…