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  1. Sorry, but this type of baseless speculation isn’t helpful. You make unsupported generalisations about the mechanisms involved in mindfulness therapies and ‘some forms’ of CBT. You claim depression is “one great generalisation”, but it is unclear what this phrase actually means, if anything. Please stick to the facts when talking about a condition that grieviously affects many people, or else make it clear that you aren’t engaging with either evidence based or scientific psychology in any sense.

  2. idio,
    I think that Sara was describing how she feels when she is depressed and how her brain does not differentiate what she sees, hears, tastes, smells and touches. As a result of this, she generalizes all of these to be misery and worthlessnesness. She has noticed that if she is purposefully and consciously “mindful” to each of these sensory experiences, even for a moment, it can help her to fight a small battle and eventually win a major one. She mentioned that some forms of cognitive therapy have helped her to understand this skill. I think she meant to share her experience more than to give advice.

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