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Why Cancer Survivors Need Mindfulness 

Serious illness often marks both body and mind: Mindfulness helps us to face what we would rather not: learning from the unwanted, perhaps even being enriched by it. Read More 

  • Patricia Rockman
  • October 23, 2018
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How to Show Up When You Have Cancer 

In this podcast, Patricia Rockman, director of education and clinical services for the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and Mindful columnist Elaine Smookler, both cancer survivors, talk about how mindfulness factors into the cancer experience. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler and Patricia Rockman
  • March 13, 2018
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The Downward Spiral of Shame 

You aren't defined by your most shameful moments, say Patricia Rockman. Learn how to transform this most paralyzing of emotions. Read More 

  • Patricia Rockman
  • October 1, 2017
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Mindfulness is Not a Panacea 

Mindfulness is not simply about being in the present moment. It's about knowing when to deal with difficulty and when we need to look after ourselves by perhaps deliberately practicing avoidance. Read More 

  • Patricia Rockman
  • December 1, 2016
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Using Mindfulness to Navigate “Self” 

Holding onto pain and loss keeps us mired in anxiety and perpetuates our problems over the long term. Mindfulness can help us change our relationship to what we find limiting in our lives. Read More 

  • Patricia Rockman
  • July 25, 2016