275: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. on Mindfulness and Depression

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Apr 10, 201947m
275: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. on Mindfulness and Depression
Apr 1047m
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Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is the co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and is the creator of the 6-month Coaching and Mentorship Program: A Course in Mindful Living. He's a psychologist and international speaker and mindfulness educator. He's written many books and in this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self Compassion. There are so many practical approaches and new perspectives in this episode. We think you'll get a lot of useful information out of the conversation.

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In This Interview, Elisha Goldstein and I Discuss…

  • His book, Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self Compassion
  • That what you practice and repeat is what you get
  • Depression Triggers and Depression Cures
  • Thoughts, Emotions, Sensations, and Behaviors
  • The triangle of awareness
  • Procedural memory
  • The habit loop being like a traffic circle with 4 entry points
  • The way our brain associates things
  • The way our nervous system is overwhelmed when we’re experiencing depression
  • Avoidance and depression
  • How naming something gives us a little space and perspective
  • How naming something actually changes the activity in our brain
  • Perspective-making tools
  • The way journaling objectifies your experiences
  • Natural anti-depressants
  • Mindfulness: a state of engaged curiosity
  • Relating to your experience differently through mindfulness, self-compassion, play, compassion, purpose, and mastery
  • The growth mindset and the fixed mindset
  • Practicing being curious in your daily life to cultivate a growth mindset
  • How a learning mindset is related to a growth mindset
  • The importance of play
  • How to discover what kind of play you might enjoy as an adult

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Links:

Mindful Living Collective



YouTube Channel

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