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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


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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Exclusive Interview with Mindfulness Expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn


Watch PsychAlive’s exclusive video interview with mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn below. Read More Click To Play Overlays Share Tweet Previous Next Previous Next Order the Full DVD Interview: Mindfulness for Life: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn In this DVD, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as a way of “connecting to your life.” He discusses the “hard work” of living in the present moment, the personal and psychological impact...

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VIDEO: Interview with Dr. Donna Rockwell on Mindfulness

Donna Rockwell Compassion and Mindfulness

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. Click To Play View Video Page Overlays Share Tweet Previous Next Previous Next Read more from Dr. Donna Rockwell  ...

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Tao, Jenny Yip, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Based Therapy

...o the out-breath. Withhold self-judgment. 16. Continue the pattern of following the breath out, labeling arising thoughts as “thinking,” and returning attention to the out-breath. This first appeared in Ambassador Magazine, Detroit, Michigan Join Dr. Donna Rockwell for the free April 18 Webinar “ Mindfulness: The Way to Happiness and Meaning .” Click To Play View Video Page Overlays Share Tweet Previous Next Previous Next...

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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 thre...

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

how mindfulness can save your relationship

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

...from being. And being comes from non-being. –Lao Tzu This is the essence of what we have come to know today as mindfulness. Learning to let go and be without thought, without judgment, without mind. How do you let go? By being in the present moment. For many of us, that is easier said than done. Instead, we waste our time either ruminating over past mistakes or worrying about future catastrophes. We can’t change the past. So why live in it? Ther...

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Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness, Compassion and Play


...reatment model has been inspired by some of the most current research on neuroscience and depression as well as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), created by Zindel Segal; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), created by Jon Kabat-Zinn; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), created by Steven Hayes; and research by Brene Brown and others. In this Webinar, you’ll learn how to nurture the brain’s natural antidepressants, provide cli...

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. People will say to us after eight weeks in our mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachussets Medical Center, that they felt like they got their life back in some way.  And these are people with cancer of various kinds, heart disease, chronic pain conditions, people who have, in some sense, not gotten satisfaction from the mainstream health care system a...

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