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July 19

8 Ways to Stop Thinking

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Artwork by Alexi Berry Artwork by Alexi Berry

As most of my readers know, I believe mindfulness and meditation are essential tools to mental health and happiness. As a therapist I recommend it nearly daily, either through suggesting the Acceptance and Commitment Training mindfulness-based technique of defusion, the acronym RAIN (Recognize, Accept, Investigate, and Non-Identify with thoughts and feelings), or simply through discussing the many empirically tested advantages of meditation. As a university instructor I attempt to get students to relate to the material I am teaching and encourage them to be observe their thoughts, to investigate them, to question them, and to be less attached to them.

The responses I …