The psychology of slow with Linda Esposito

The psychology of slow with Linda Esposito

Linda Esposito is a psychotherapist (and all-round awesome person) who’s passionate about helping stressed out, sleep deprived adults, angry teens and their frustrated parents.

When I sat down with her recently we wound up talking about happiness, social media, the power of disconnecting and the importance of routine.

We also chat about the work she does with mindfulness, how we can learn to better manage our stress and why she’s determined to reduce the 46+ million Xanax prescriptions written each year in the US.

It’s really interesting to get an insight into the clinical research into living a slower, simpler, more mindful life because so often it feels like the slow movement has been turned into a modern-day trend. Talking about the real world benefits of it with someone who sees the result daily was fascinating.

Enjoy!

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6 Responses to The psychology of slow with Linda Esposito

  1. What a pleasure to talk ‘slow psychology’ with you, Brooke! And thank you Ben for the kind remarks, as well. I have been influenced by your mission to slow my home, my mind and my daily activities. It really benefits our mental health, not to mention our soul. I also include your strategies and tips to find meaning in the slow, simple moments of life for my therapy clients, as well.

    Thank you again for the opportunity to spread the good mental health word with your lovely audience. It was indeed, my pleasure :)

  2. Gosh this resonated with me in so many ways, especially when Linda spoke about having compassion for ourselves or beating ourselves up when we are not longer able to do the same things or live the life we used to. I have been doing this after an injury which changed everything for me but I thought it was ‘normal’ to be resentful over not being the ‘super-woman’ i once was. Also decision making is a HUGE issue for me as I am a perfectionist and worry about making the wrong choice which of course leads to much anxiety. Thanks so much for sharing your professional thoughts on this topic and indeed I agree we need to check we are in fact engaged in the moment not stuck on devices! Also wanted to say Hi Brooke! I’m fairly new to your blog and loving reading a simplicity blog from someone right here in Sydney!:)

    • Thank you for taking the time to leave your insightful feedback, Megan. Glad to hear that self-compassion vs. self-loathing resonated. This one has been a big game-changer for me, and when I bring intentional awareness to the tendency to beat myself up, I’m amazed at how often and automatic this habit is…Ugh!

      One word that’s been helpful when I engage in delayed decision-making is ‘execution.’ Basically, just do the thing, already!!

      Best,
      Linda

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