Posts by Dr. Michael Eisen

Dr. Michael Eisen is a committed meditator and a clinical psychologist. Since 2017, he has been teaching meditation and mindfulness to clients in therapy, in the workplace, and in healthcare settings. He blogs at secondarrow.co.uk/blog.

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The Most Useful Mindfulness Technique I Know

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.” ~Rumi

When people start out with mindfulness, they want to feel better. They want all the worried, angry, or regretful thoughts to pipe down a little and stop making them feel so bad.

That’s great, as far as it goes, and mindfulness can deliver it if you practice consistently. But there’s something even better on offer, and it both is and isn’t about feeling better.

I learned this on an intensive meditation retreat.

There I was, excited to be there and ready to attain states of bliss, …