Monthly Archives: January 2015

How mindfulness can change the way our brain works

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Meditation MP3 – Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction Amanda Payne, Digital Journal: Mindfulness is in the news a lot these days but what is it and how can it help you to improve your health and well-being? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way, on ...

Our online meditation event, “Living With Awareness,” starts Sunday

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Living With Awareness is a 28 day meditation event exploring the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the gentle effort to be continuously present with our experience. When we’re not mindful, we get carried away with our thoughts and emotions, which leads to stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and distractedness. When the quality of ...

Mindfulness exercises improve kids’ math scores

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Meditation MP3 – Mindfulness Meditations for Teens Mandy Oaklander, Time: Fourth and fifth graders who did mindfulness exercises had 15% better math scores than their peers. In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten migraines ...

Meditation master Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn breaks down the Jedi mind trick

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation: A Complete Guided Mindfulness Meditation Program from Jon Kabat-Zinn Leslie Anne Frye, Fusion: Meditation has gone mainstream and is no longer the exclusive practice of yogis, peace-loving hippies or Jedis. Univision’s Enrique Acevedo caught up with world-renowned scientist, writer and meditation teacher, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at ...

Mindfulness Helps You Feel Good about Helping

Have you ever felt bad when helping someone out? People naturally tend to empathize with others, report C. Daryl Cameron and Barbara Fredrickson in the January issue of the journal Mindfulness. But empathy can go wrong when it leads to distress. We might help out of guilt, or the help might ...

Meditation changes the brain’s wiring and mindset, Harvard studies show

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Meditations to Change Your Brain, by Rick Hanson PhD & Richard Mendius (3CDs) Debra Stern, HNGN: Sarah Lazar’s voice was calming even over the phone as she demonstrated, for this interview, a typical start to a mindfulness practice. “Notice you are breathing in and breathing out. Can you just be ...

Meditation may prevent absenteeism by stressed public servants, MPs claim

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Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction (CD) Robert Booth, The Guardian: Stressed out teachers, prison officers and nurses should be trained in ancient techniques of mindfulness meditation, a cross-party group of MPs and peers said on Wednesday. An eight-month inquiry by the all party group on mindfulness found frontline public servants could ...

Meditation class helps student stay mindful of stress

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Meditation MP3 – Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction (complete album) Chelsea Mulligan, The Oracle: “Mindfulness mediation” is a term talked about everywhere from drum circles to corporate gatherings. It is a practice in which one attempts to be observant and non-judgmental of his or her thoughts, emotions and sensations in ...