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Thoughts Are Not Facts

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For many of us, unseen burdens can be the most troubling of all. This includes chronic unhappiness, depression, mood disorders, and more. But, Zindel Segal, Ph.D says there is something we can do about this.

In this episode of the C.A.F.E. 229 virtual program, Dr. Segal joins series host Peter Lin, Ph.D to discuss the common ground between cognitive therapies from the western world and the practice of mindfulness from the East, and how it reveals the powerful tool to heal our woes: self-compassion.

Dr. Segal is a distinguished professor of psychology in mood disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a senior scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada. He has pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in the area of mood disorders, co-founding Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.

In addition, Dr. Segal has received awards including the Douglas Utting Research Prize and the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario’s HOPE Award. He is also the author of ten books and more than 130 scientific publications, including The Mindful Way Through Depression. Dr. Segal has given a TEDx Talk of the same name.

Learn more about Dr. Segal here.

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