Episode 10 part 2 - Unpleasant emotions meditation.
This podcast was made against the backdrop of the recent shootings in New Zealand. The aim is to help to acknowledge, accept and learn from unpleasant and distressing emotions. To be able to know when to allow the to wash over us and when it is time to catch them and ride them like a surfer. There is a longer than usual introduction - listen to it the first time, but after that skip ahead to the thirteenth minute for the relaxation exercise.
I drew a lot of inspiration for this from the work of Russ Harris - have a listen to this podcast - here. It features a great interview.
Russ is an Australian GP who has written a great book - "The Happiness Trap " which is a self guided book about acceptance and committment therapy - a values based approach to life.