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Tackling Depression Series
This is part one of a three part series of meditative techniques in our Tackling Depression series.
Decentering is a process of stepping outside of internal mental events, like ruminating, that can hopefully lead to a more objective position. Mindfulness, as a practice of being present, can be a useful tool to aid depressive symptoms through decentering. By allowing awareness to rest on incoming sensory information, this seeks to divert attention away from unhelpful thoughts and rumination as well as the feelings of numbness that can come with depression.
This is a guided meditation to encourage full awareness on the sensory experience of eating. For this, you will need to pack a lunch…or at least one thing you can eat along with the meditation.
Meditation practice, and this technique, can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising this technique to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with this.
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