So some “mindfulness”-toting dude starts on a rant about how great this “therapy” is. I’m sure there were dollar signs in HIS eyes. I wanted no part of that discussion after that, trust me. “Mindfulness” was nothing but a way that Marsha lady made money converting Buddhism, which is an Eastern religion or spiritual practice, into profit making for Western pop psychology so more patients would be helpless, dependent, and stuck in therapy longer. Isn’t it great to convince patients they “can’t control their emotions’ and somehow, that’s some “disease”?
Personally, I think being young in itself is all about being a bit over the top with one’s emotions, and getting older, we even out more. We are more extreme at the younger ages and when we are under stress, thereby appearing “bipolar.” So that’s when many end up with these “diagnoses.’ The myth is that this “uncontrolled emotions” gets pinned at “permanent disability” or “personality disorder” when what it really is, is a temporary stress, or someone treating you badly. You would be surprised to see just how temporary it is if only those therapists would leave us alone and let us grow as we are meant to do naturally.