Season 2 with Dr Richard Sears - We can hardly believe it - Season 2 of Mindfulness Off the Cushion podcast is a wrap! Over the course of this season, our special guest Dr Richard Sears has accompanied us on a journey through mindfulness as both a clinical and personal tool. Frequent stopping points along the way involved learning how to use mindfulness to help get us through difficult times. With a special focus on some of the most common mental health conditions folks face today, we’ve also made plenty of pit stops for debate, clinical evidence, personal stories, and laughter.
Now that we’re looking back, we’re left with a question - how do we possibly attempt to wrap up such a complex topic? Frankly, we can’t. What we can do, however, is step out of our own way when it comes to understanding and just embrace wherever we are in our mindfulness journey - in this moment. It doesn’t need to be complicated. It can even be happy.
We’ll probe the relationship between happiness and mindfulness, while also offering up several informal practices and resources that can help make presentness of mind ‘stick’ for the perennial beginner.
Season 2 Special Guest Dr. Richard W. Sears, PsyD PhD MBA, core faculty of PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University and Director of The Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation.
Co-host Claudio Barrientos, Certified Mindfulness Instructor at Austin Mindfulness Center.