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Benefits of Mindfulness

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If asked to explain the value of mindfulness, you may want to consider the following question, can you sit for one minute and completely quiet your mind?  Can you do this without feeling like you’re coming out of your skin?  When Dr. Donna Rockwell first became interested in mindfulness, she discovered that this exercise proved quite a challenge. She found, like so many of us would, if we really took the time to try it out, meditating, or even...

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

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What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state that can be cultivated in which one is aware of one’s present experience and responds to this experience in a non-judgmental and non-reactive way. The practice of mindfulness often leads to a sense of balance and psychological well-being. To cultivate mindfulness, you don’t need to try to create any particular state of mind such as relaxation or focus. Instead, your task is to simply become aware...

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VIDEO: Interview with Dr. Donna Rockwell on Mindfulness

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Watch excerpts below from PsychAlive’s exclusive  interview with Dr. Donna Rockwell. Mindfulness expert, Dr. Donna Rockwell discusses the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in both life and in clinical practice. She also leads a series of short mindfulness exercises. Dr. Donna Rockwell on Compassion and Mindfulness Click To Play D...

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice

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...first appeared in Ambassador Magazine, Detroit, Michigan Join Dr. Donna Rockwell for the free April 18 Webinar “ Mindfulness: The Way to Happiness and Meaning .” Dr. Donna Rockwell on Compassion and Mindfulness Click To Play Dr. Donna Rockwell on Compassion and Mindfulness...

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Mindfulness – Many Approaches

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Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn There are mindfulness based stress reduction clinics all around the world now.  In hospitals, in standalone, clinics and so forth.  Many therapists are bringing it into their practice.  So it’s very available. There’s mindfulness based cognitive therapy, which is based on really wonderful randomized clinical trials demonstrating that people with major depressive disorder, who’ve had th...

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

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In my recent blog, “The Many Benefits of Mindfulness,” I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health. The win-win effects of incorporating mindfulness into your life just seem to keep growing and expanding, interweaving into every area of our lives. Mindfulness practice doesn’t just enhance our individual well-being. In fact, it’s now being shown to have a p...

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The Tao: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Tao, Jenny Yip, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Based Therapy

.... No one thing can ever be static. Everything evolves and passes. And time cannot be recycled. How do you attain mindfulness? There is no definitive “achievement” of mindfulness, especially when the essence of it is to empty your mind. Mindfulness is just a state of being. Unfortunately, when dealing with anxiety, the worry and fear along with all of the other uncertainties keep you either in the past or the future, and this has a domino effect....

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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...in some sense, not gotten satisfaction from the mainstream health care system and where the invitation in MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, is to actually do something for yourself that no one else on the planet can do for you.  And it really involves this quality of cultivating what I would call “affectionate attention,” or mindfulness. And there are specialized ways that you can use to help facilitate that process. And so people that u...

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Mindfulness as Nutrient™

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It seems that all we hear about lately relative to health and healing is, ‘Mindfulness this and Mindfulness-based that’. Along with this wave of ideas on Mindfulness come too many misperceptions. As if mindfulness were a product for purchase, that once we own, will make us better. I fear that the word itself, in its overuse, leads to the rolling of eyes, “oh no, not that again!”, or an over consumption of its superficial application. It takes a...

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