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: Reap the Benefits of Mindful Living

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about quick and simple ways to reap the benefits of mindful living. Watch or read the interview below. What you can do in the morning before you jump out of bed at hearing your alarm is you can lie there with your eyes… Read more »

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VIDEO: Meditation You Can Do All Day

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell describes one little meditation that people can do all day. Watch or read the interview below. I’m just going to show you how to do one sort of short meditation that you can do anywhere. And what you can do is you can go… Read more »

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VIDEO: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell describes how she integrates mindfulness into her practice of psychotherapy. Watch or read the interview below. Donna Rockwell:  I would say almost everybody who comes in the door, even though some therapists don’t think this is a good idea, I do, sit with… Read more »

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VIDEO: Optimal Parenting

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about optimal parenting. Watch or read the interview below. But really, the best that we can teach them is by being interested in them as people. And instead of saying I need you to be a doctor or a lawyer or a… Read more »

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VIDEO: How to Introduce Young Children to Mindfulness

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about how to introduce young children to mindfulness. Watch or read the interview below. Donna Rockwell: So, in parenting children, in Buddhist psychology they talk about the five senses as the five sense gates.  So we actually experience life through tasting and… Read more »

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VIDEO: The Link Between Mindfulness Meditation and Compassion

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the link between mindfulness meditation and compassion. Watch or read the interview below. Lisa Firestone:  Does consistent practice of mindfulness meditation lead to the development of compassion?  Has that been your experience? Donna Rockwell: Absolutely.  And it’s because of what we… Read more »

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VIDEO: “Everyone’s already enlightened, only they don’t know it.”

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about becoming enlightened. Watch or read the interview below. Woody Allen has this great line where he says that everybody’s already happy, only they don’t know it.  You know, and that’s what I say, too.  Everyone’s already enlightened, only they don’t know… Read more »

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VIDEO: Mindfulness Meditation and Romantic Relationships

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the effects of mindfulness meditation on parenting. Watch or read the interview below. Lisa Firestone:  I was wondering if you could talk about how mindfulness affects relationships, like romantic relationships, for instance. Donna Rockwell:  Certainly. Well, as far as relationships go,… Read more »

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VIDEO: The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Parenting

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the effects of mindfulness meditation on parenting. Watch or read the interview below.   Lisa Firestone:   How do you think mindfulness affects people in terms of being parents or why it could be valuable to parents? Donna Rockwell:  Wow.  Certainly, if… Read more »

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice

“The breath is the intersection of the body and mind.” – Thich Nhat Hanh 1. Set aside time each day to develop a personal meditation practice. When undertaken with discipline, meditation can lead to clarity and peace of mind. 2. Select a place where you can sit, uninterrupted. 3. Practice meditation for at least 5-10… Read more »

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