This is the second of a series entitled “How Do You Want to Live Your Life?”, with a focus on disorders of mood–anxiety and depression–which are increasing as a percentage of people are stressed by the multiple disruptions in normal life over the last several years.  Peter’s 30+ year career as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist brings his experience to the descriptions of how the body and mind are affected, followed by discussion regarding how regular mindfulness of breathing meditation practice can overcome these dysfunctional ways of living.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  Mindful Coping with Distress and Confusion

The focus for the next talk will describe how contemporary consumer culture creates a variety of “addictions”, both substance related as well as behavioral.  The talk will also describe how the principles and practices of Buddhism can effectively address these issues.