Wolfson College – University of Oxford
Clare Hall – University of Cambridge
Imperial College London – Charing Cross Hospital Medical School
‘Even now I am taken aback by the speed at which my mood and outlook changed upon putting myself fully into the Practice. I was surprised to find it was nothing remotely like psychotherapy or group therapy.’
‘We have the thoughts; we have the feelings; but where is the heart? I thought my heart was dead, but now I know I have a heart and it is alive and well again.
‘… we have chosen to try to avoid discomfort and as a result have become emotionally unfit. Just look around; there are myriad distractors and panaceas …’
‘I was anorexic and had been for over ten years. Nothing worked. It was a game, but didn’t feel like one, …’
‘Adaptation Practice is the opposite of passivity: it is always active and engaging. I am sure I have been a far better doctor, husband and father because of this and I can say so because my patients, colleagues, staff, wife and children all tell me so.’
‘there had been deep-seated issues with cyclical thinking and patterns of behaviour that I needed to look at in the eye.’
‘After opening to small emotions such as the annoyance of dropping a pen, moving to rather more annoying events such as knocking a pile of papers on to the floor and having to re-arrange them, we become able to manage more serious emotions such as anger at the way drivers speed down the road or worse still, at what is going on in the world.’
‘There’s always something more pressing, more important to do …’
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