A mindful way to address addiction and trauma - Jacob Hess - Episode 108

Episode #108

I had the privilege of interviewing one of my favorite thought leaders, Jacob Hess. We talked about one of his specialities, mindfulness, and how we can apply these principles to addiction and trauma. It's a fascinating discussion full of great insights. Specifically, we discuss:

  • His definition of mindfulness
  • How he sees mindfulness improving people's lives
  • How mindfulness can help with addiction, mental health, sexuality, and even faith crises.
  • How mindfulness can help those who have been betrayed or deeply injured
  • How one can begin a mindfulness practice


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Articles by Jacob Hess

A Mindful Way Through Faith Crisis

A Mindful Way Through Faith Crisis, Part II: Five Heartening Possibilities

A Mindful Approach to Sexuality – Part I

Misconceptions about Mindfulness and Sexuality – Part II

How Mindfulness Can Help Bridge Political Divides


About Jacob Hess

Jacob teaches Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and has helped create mindfulness-based classes (Mindweather 101LiftFortify) and the Council for Sustainable Healing. In addition to 14 peer-reviewed articles, Jacob has authored four books: You’re Not  as Crazy as I Thought, But You’re Still WrongOnce Upon a Time…He Wasn’t Feeling It Anymore and A Third Space: Proposing Another Way Forward in the LGBT/Religious Conservative Impasse & The Power of Stillness:  Mindful Living for Latter-ay Saints. You can learn more about Jacob’s work at unthinkable.cc or contact him at [email protected].