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Mindfulness Meditation For Mental Health

Zachary Phillips, Mental Health Advocate, Author

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10 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for Mental Health

    • 2. What is Mindfulness exactly?

    • 3. How To Mindfully Meditate

    • 4. Dealing With Distracting Mental Phenomena

    • 5. Guided Meditation (1 minute)

    • 6. How Meditation Helps Your Mental Health

    • 7. Developing an Ongoing Practice

    • 8. Class Project: Seven Day Meditation Journal

    • 9. Further Resources

    • 10. Quick Recap

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About This Class

Learn how to mindfully meditate and get control of your mental health.

Daily meditation will help you to reduce the severity and duration of distressing thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-frames by getting you out of your head and into the present moment.

It will give you some space between you and your mental phenomena, allowing you to observe what is happening without falling into it completely.

It will show you that you are not your thoughts, rather that you are the thing having those thoughts. Knowing this is one thing, but experiencing it is quite another. Over time, and with practice, meditation will show you that, and your mental health will improve.

It has helped me to think clearer and handle stressful situations and interactions better. It has increased my ability to focus and decreased the symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as helped me to completely quit sugar and alcohol.

In this course you will learn how to mindfully meditate and to establish it as a daily practice in your life.

The class project will be a seven day meditation journal, where you will note down your progress, your successes and any challenges you faced, receiving feedback from myself and your fellow students.

Further resources:
'Meditate' - ch:1.9 of How To Get Your Sh!t Together - Zachary Phillips 

Mindfulness In Plain English - Bhante Gunaratana (book)
The Mind Illuminated - John Yates (book)
Waking Up - Sam Harris (app)

1) Khory, B, et al. 2013, ‘Mindfulness Based Therapy: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis’ (2013), Clinical Psychological Review

2) Sedmeier, P, et al 2012, ‘The Psychological Effects Of Meditation’, Psychological Bulletin.

3) Eberth, J. & Sedmeier, P. 2012, ‘The Effects Of Mindfulness: A Meta-Analysis’, Mindfulness.





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Zachary Phillips

Mental Health Advocate, Author

Zachary Phillips is an online mental health advocate, author, teacher and coach. In these roles he shares his lived experience with mental illness, trauma and the recovery process, helping thousands of people to go from a place of barely surviving to passionately thriving. 

His third book 'How To Get Your Sh!t Together' provides practical advice, tips and techniques for: overcoming anxiety, defeating depression, moving on from trauma, getting organised, finding meaning a...

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