Mindfulness

Mindfulness – Challenging the Negative Self-Image

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. A lot of us are caught in the story of ourselves.  And that story is often, as you’re saying, very, very negative.  And, uh, we don’t have to fix that.  All we need to do is acknowledge it, recognize it and then ask ourselves the question,… Read more »

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Mindfulness – The Nitty Gritty of Attunement

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Another metaphor for it would be even the greatest orchestras, they don’t start playing Mozart and Beethoven even though they’ve got the greatest musicians, the greatest instruments.  First, they tune.  First, they tune.  And they took a long time to tune to themselves and then they… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Liberation from Suffering

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. We’ll have judgments, you know, endlessly.  Because we’ve got ideas and opinions about just about everything.  And likes and dislikes.  But, what awareness does is it doesn’t say, “OK, no judging.”  That’s not what mindfulness is about.  It’s about welcoming the judging and holding that in… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Radical Lifestyle Change

Watch and read an interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Because it’s so popular nowadays, all of a sudden, everybody’s practicing mindfulness. Everybody says they’re practicing mindfulness.  But as I said, this is hard work.  I mean, this is not just a concept.  So it does require, in some sense, a radical change in your own lifestyle… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Is There Life Before Death?

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. In a sense, if the great yogi Bob Dylan, said, “If you’re not busy being born, you’re busy dying,” we’re all busy dying.  The question is not, “Is there life after death?” but, “Is there life before death?”  Because a lot of the time, we could… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Many Approaches

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… Read more »

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Mindfulness – At Home in Our Skin

Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. We can be in touch through the five senses, and then it turns out that there are more than five senses. There’s the sense of proprioception, for instance.  So awareness of the body in space.  So right now, I can’t see my right hand.  But… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Come to Our Senses

Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. We often start out with an eating meditation in MBSR where the first thing we do is not sort of sit like a statue in the British Museum or something like that.  Although we do sit in sitting meditation, quiet stillness.  But we’ll hand out… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Liberation from Delusion

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon-Kabat-Zinn So that’s what mindfulness is and it doesn’t involve doing.  It is a form of meditation practice and it’s often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation.  And the Buddha himself, you know, spoke about it as the sort of most fundamental path for the cultivation… Read more »

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