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  1. I think like CBT, “midfulness” is more useful for those who have situational or recurring bouts with a mental illness. For those who battle chronic cycles of illness, no amount of retraining our brains to perceive things differently is going to change the fact…The wires are crossed and sending out wrong messages.
    I’m all for using what works for you as an individual but the one size fits all mentality that accompanies all these “rah rah think positive spew sunshine” methods is a disservice to those it does not work for. Our self esteem is already in the gutter and now one more thing has failed. Thanks alot, mental healthcare professionals.

    • Pretty much. I sincerely am glad that it helps some people, and hopefully, prevents them relapsing. But for those of us chronically relapsing… *shakes head*

    • It is rather trendy right now, to put it as kindly as possible. *cough* And of course, like CBT, there’s that whole ‘it’s measurable’ thing, which just… sigh. *shakes head*

      • I can’t tell you how lovely it is that you, the Voice of Reason & Award-Winning Gal Extraordinaire , feels the same way about this “modality”!

        An entire book is coming out this spring about mindfulness & bipolar by Dr. Marchand. It’s safe to say that I’m not reading it. I’d rather have root canal or a pap smear than read one page. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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