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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:57 pm 
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I'm willing to give it a go.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:34 pm 
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I'm downloading it now...


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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:55 pm 
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I'm downloading it. I'll give it a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Have just downloaded it! looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:59 am 
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My phone won't download it, complains about something with the storage... Trying to sort this out...


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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:34 pm 
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It's a very large app and it might be that your phone doesn't have the storage space. if you have an SD card in your phone you might be able to load it to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Ok so FYI, I just found out the first 10 meditations are free and past that you need to pay. The first 10 are still worth downloading it! And there's additional info on the app.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Yeah, I noticed that.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:20 am 
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I'm in. :banana:

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:11 pm 
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I might look into this app.

Are people still liking it?

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:26 pm 
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^I loved it so much and it had made such a difference after the 10 day trial that I committed to a year {meaning I paid for the service}. Also sent an email to the guys that run it and thanked them for such a great product.

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 Post subject: Re: Awesome mindfulness app
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Finally got it downloaded :) Looking forward to trying it out!


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 Post subject: Mindfullness Skills - an Overview
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:27 pm 
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DBT SKILLS MINDFULNESS OVERVIEW

Mindfulness is: a quality of attention, awareness, and presence you bring to everyday life.

Mindfulness Skill Sets

What Skills - What you do to be mindful How Skills – How you do what to be mindful

• Observe • Non-judgmentally
• Describe • One-mindfully
• Participate • Effectively

OBSERVE
(Observing brings you into the present)

Steps to observing
• Focus on one thing at a time.
• Notice the experience without describing it.
• Observe things inside of yourself
• Observe things outside yourself

When a thought comes along
• Just notice it
• Return your attention to observing

Observing inside yourself
• Step back and watch your mind
• See If a thought comes in
• Notice it

DESCRIBE
(Describing is putting words to what you notice)
• You can describe things outside of yourself
• You can describe things inside of yourself
• You can describe thoughts put them into categories like
o Worry thoughts
o Planning thoughts
o Critical thoughts
• The key is being able to tell the difference between a thought and a fact
• Describe only what you observe
• Do not add to or subtract from what you see
• Do not make interpretations


PARTICIPATE
(Participating is being present fully in whatever activity you are engaging in)

• Throw yourself into an activity
• Become one with the activity
• Lose self-consciousness in an activity
• Participating is really hard


HOW SKILLS OVERVIEW
How skills refer to:
• How to Observe
• How to Describe
• How to Participate

How Skills Set
• Non-judgmentally
• One-mindfully
• Effectively

NON-JUDGMENTALLY

Judging is observing a fact and then adding an evaluation of good or bad to it.
Know the distinction between
• Observing and JUDGING
• Observing and DESCRIBING

JUDGING: Mary said something not true on purpose and she is bad for lying
DESCRIBING: Mary said something not true on purpose & there were consequences for lying.

Another example would be being asked to describe an apple which is soft and brown. If you call it a rotten apple that would be a judgement because it is an unspoken comparison with an ideal apple in your mind. Describing would simply be saying a soft, brown apple.

Judging is a shorthand way to describe consequences
• NEGATIVE = "bad"
• POSITIVE = "good"
Also comparing can be an indicator that you are judging rather than describing.

Judging short hand sometimes confuses the difference between
• Judging consequences as good or bad
• Judging persons as good or bad

Problems with judgments
• Hard to react to the real world
• Causes unending problem emotions

Steps for reducing judgments
1. Is it a priority to reduce judging? Do or do I not want to reduce judging?
2. Notice judgments: thoughts, actions, voice tone
3. Monitor judgments by counting them. (Remember; do not judge your judging.)
4. Replace judgments with consequences & know the difference between judgments & facts

ONE-MINDFULLY
One-mindfully means doing ONE thing at a time
• Observe one-mindfully
• Describe one-mindfully
• Participate one-mindfully

What interferes with one-mindfully?
• Not liking the current moment you are in
• When the past and the future get in the way

Three reasons to use one-mindfully
1. More efficient
2. Allows you to live life to the fullest
3. Reduces suffering

EFFECTIVELY
Effectively means doing what works

Steps to being effective – ask yourself
1. What are my goals?
2. What do I need to do to reach them?

What gets in the way of being effective?
1. Wanting to be right
2. Not wanting to make the effort
3. Not focusing on your most important goals

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 Post subject: Re: DBT - Personal Mindfulness Experiences
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I am adding a link here to an overview of the Mindfulness Skills I have posted.

Mindfulness Skills

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 Post subject: Re: DBT - Personal Mindfulness Experiences
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:35 pm 
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I did a similar exercise when starting my DBT skills group. It helped me to me more aware of what was happening around me. One day while walking to the bus, I just observed my environment. (When observing and describing you can use all your senses.) It made me aware of all the colours, the smell of the fresh air and the cool breeze. During the summer, this exercise helped me get out and walk to the beach I rarely go to and take off my shoes to walk in the ocean. Just these simple steps can help open you up to new awareness.

I have a book which takes you through some of the DBT skills and has an accompanying CD called "The Mindful Way through Depression". It is quite good and a useful resource.

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