Have you ever gotten lost in a good novel? The imagery so distinct, and the characters so well-described that it almost seems real . . .
. . . and when you get to the last page you might feel sad that it’s come to an end.
Fiction has a way of taking us to places we wish we could be – places that aren’t necessarily accessible otherwise.
In the short video below, Joan Halifax, PhD tells us about a different kind of fiction, and how it can help people cope with uncertainty.
Not only do healing fictions shape the way people see reality, but they can also affect how we interact with our patients, and vice versa.
To learn about techniques that can help practitioners develop more compassion in their work with clients check out How to Apply Mindfulness to Your Clinical Work.
How have you or your clients used mindfulness to cope with fear or uncertainty? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.