Donna Rockwell, Psy.D.

Donna Rockwell, Psy.D.
Dr. Donna Rockwell, Psy.D., L.P. is a licensed clinical psychologist, adjunct faculty member, community outreach worker, columnist, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Dr. Rockwell specializes in both mindfulness and celebrity mental health. She works with clients in her private practice and teaches public meditation classes. You can watch Dr. Rockwell on YouTube or read more of her blogs at The New Existentialists.

Blogs by Donna Rockwell, Psy.D.

VIDEO: Mindfulness Meditation and Happiness

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about mindfulness meditation as a shortcut to realizing happiness. It increases our overall sense of wellbeing and allows us to be here.  You know, we can’t be happy if we’re thinking about what happened yesterday and what might happen tomorrow.  There’s no… Read more »

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VIDEO: The Everyday Cultivation of Mindfulness

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the everyday cultivation of mindfulness. But, you see, the thing I also think is true is that we don’t even – yes, it’s great to have a formal meditation practice.  But, what I’ve discovered is that we can practice little mindfulness… Read more »

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VIDEO: How Mindfulness Meditation Allows You to Embrace Yourself

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about how mindfulness meditation allows you to embrace yourself more authentically and tenderly. You know, when you sit there – I meditated, I don’t know, for 15 years before I could really have this have this sort of breakthrough, which is all… Read more »

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VIDEO: Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the powerful impact mindfulness meditation has on stress reduction. You know, so much of this is really physiology and biology in that we have the sympathetic nervous system and we have the parasympathetic nervous system, which produces cortisol and the fight… Read more »

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VIDEO: The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Female Soldiers

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the impact of mindfulness meditation on female soldiers dealing with being assaulted by fellow soldiers. Lisa Firestone:   One of the groups that they brought on stage at this conference was soldiers with PTSD from various things.  This woman soldier had been… Read more »

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VIDEO: The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the impact of mindfulness meditation, from its influence on breast cancer patients to the prison population. Watch or read the interview below. Lisa Firestone:  There’s been a lot of research showing beneficial effects of mindfulness meditation practice.  Could you describe some… Read more »

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VIDEO: The True Goal of Meditation

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the true goal of meditation. Watch or read the interview below. …what meditation’s really about is not about getting to this state of always being able to be right here right now in the present moment.  What meditation is about is… Read more »

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VIDEO: Interview with Dr. Donna Rockwell on 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. Read more from Dr. Donna Rockwell  

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VIDEO: How to Meditate

Dr. Donna Rockwell on Mindfulness Meditation

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VIDEO: Formal Sitting Meditation Practice

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell describes, in detail, formal sitting meditation practice. Watch or read the interview below. First the notion is that it really matters sort of how we sit and what our posture is and as we sit in the chair is how we are in… Read more »

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