What is Mindfulness? 4 components of SOAP

Greetings fellow mindful travelers,

Happy November!  This month I want to do something a little different and rather than give you a written blog, give you an audio blog.

This is a talk I gave called: What is Mindfulness?  4 components of SOAP.

SOAP stands for Separations from Thoughts, Observer Self, Acceptance, and Present Moment.

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Here’s a brief outline of the talk:

Separation from Thoughts
-Which thoughts do we buy-in to?
-Sushi boat metaphor
-Thoughts to watch out for

Observer Self
-Clouds in the sky metaphor
-How we create an identity out of our thoughts or emotions
-Our observer self is always here

-Quicksand metaphor
-Openness and willingness to feel
-Struggling with ourselves

Present Moment
-Our minds’ tendency to go to the future and the past
-Breathing in the moment
-Coming back to your 5 senses

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I hope you find the talk helpful in understanding and applying mindfulness to your life.

Perhaps the SOAP of mindfulness can clear away your anxiety and stress 🙂

Until next time,

Ellis Edmunds, Psy.D.

P.S. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with anxiety and could use the support of a group, we are starting another round of Everyday Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety group, Wednesday nights in Oakland starting November 7.

We try not to take mindfulness too seriously 🙂

Contact me to register for the group!