Author and meditation teacher Dr. Danny Penman joins the show to explore how we can help our brain interpret the world more accurately.
Being Well Podcast: Dealing with a Mental Health Crisis, Trauma and Meditation, and Getting Back on the Wagon: January Mailbag
Forrest and Dr. Rick open up the mailbag to answer questions from listeners. How can we understand and support someone going through a mental health crisis? Is meditation enough to heal trauma? And what can we do about family members that just won’t change?
Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier, joins Dr. Rick and Forrest on the Being Well Podcast for a wide-ranging, open, and personal conversation. They explore dealing with anxiety and fear, sustaining a mindfulness practice, and accepting our nature while leaning into a new version of ourselves.
Mark shares his insights and experiences from years of leading wilderness retreats, and explains how reconnecting with the natural world can deepen mindfulness and enhance our well-being.
Cognitive bypassing occurs when we overthink to avoid feeling uncomfortable emotions like sadness, fear, or anger. In this episode, Forrest and Dr. Rick share their personal experiences with cognitive bypassing, and explore how we can step out of our heads, get in touch with our emotions, and live a more fulfilling life.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the mind is how most of what’s going on in it lies outside of our awareness. In this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick explore the unconscious mind and the material we might find there. They talk about what the unconscious mind is, the purpose of the unconscious, repression, and what we can do to access, use, and release that unconscious material.
Dr. Rick and Forrest are joined by meditation teacher and former Zen monastic Caverly Morgan to discuss how we can release our conditioning, identify the inner voice that leads to change, and get to the heart of who we are.
Yung Pueblo joins Forrest to explore how we can enrich our personal practice, refine the mind, break old patterns, relax the self, and feel lighter than we were before.
Today we focus on step four of James Baraz’ 10 steps to awakening joy: how to find joy in difficult times. We discuss how to balance a sense of equanimity with compassion for the suffering of the world, and how cultivating joy at an individual level can support healing at the collective level.
On this episode, Dr. Zindel Segal joins us to talk about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), an eight-week group therapy program designed to help those who suffer with chronic unhappiness and prevent relapse after episodes of severe clinical depression.
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