52: When Mindfulness Doesn’t Work with Dr. Raquel Martin
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Have you ever been told to “do a mindfulness practice” only to find that it doesn’t work? Let’s talk about some alternatives to mindfulness that can help with unhelpful thoughts and negative feelings. I’m joined by Dr. Raquel Martin, a psychologist who’s here to discuss this hot topic in the current “therapy talk.” She may sound familiar to you if you’ve listened to my audiobook, How to Keep House While Drowning, as she wrote the section about caring for black hair when you might be struggling.   Show Highlights:  ●      How Dr. Raquel defines mindfulness ●      How mindfulness helps us distance ourselves from unhelpful thoughts and negative feelings ●      Why it’s helpful to think, “This is just a thing” ●      Why mindfulness is not the best fit for everyone ●      How a “stress kit” can be helpful ●      Why deep breathing is not the regulation answer for everyone ●      How alternatives to journaling can be beneficial without “writing” ●      Why therapy and coping skills must be customized to the individual ●      The difference in rules and boundaries ●      How different our world would be if people received mental health support ●      Why compassion and understanding are the keys in understanding a person’s mental health struggles and individualizing their treatment   Resources and Links: Connect with Dr. Raquel Martin: Website, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Mind Your Mental Podcast Connect with KC: Website, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook Get KC’s book, How to Keep House While Drowning We love the sponsors that make this show possible! You can always find all the special deals and codes for all our current sponsors on our website: www.strugglecare.com/promo-codes
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