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I recently started seeing a therapist. He's pretty unconven

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I recently started seeing a therapist. He's pretty unconventional (answered his office door in socks, pajama bottoms, and wild hair), but he seems really good. He recommended this book to me: Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

It's only $6 on Kindle and just reading a little bit so far has helped me, and it is backed up by research. Not just therapy research, actual physical brain research. It talks about how one negative thought grows and creates more negative thoughts and gives meditation exercises that so far have actually helped a little bit. Actually, the concept it gives is something along the lines of "a thought is ephemeral, and once it has come into your mind you can let it go." I'm paraphrasing badly, but if you read it it does make a lot of sense. I have actually used the first few techniques today to calm down after I started to spiral into more despair over my wife wanting a divorce. But then I realized I didn't want to feel better, so that's a whole other thing I need to talk to my therapist about.

Anyway, take a look if you do actually want to feel better.

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Sounds like a good read, I'll have to check it out.


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