Mindfulness

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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How To Be Assertive While Keeping A Kind Heart

A friend doesn’t return your email. You wonder if she is angry with you but don’t know what to do about it. Your sister asks you to take care of her children for a long weekend, and although you dread the thought, you don’t want to let her down. Your boss asks you to take… Read more »

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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. 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… Read more »

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Be Your Own Couples Therapist

In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve worked with countless couples facing a broad spectrum of challenges. Yet, despite the diversity between them in age, occupation, or origin, I’m amazed at the similarities in the patterns and pitfalls that couples fall into. When two people walk into my office and start discussing their relationship,… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Hope for Changing the Future

Watch  and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn So when the mind goes off, part of the discipline of this, you bring it back.  If the mind goes off, you bring it back.  Because you’ll notice if you focus on the breath, for instance, you can say to yourself, “OK.  I think I’ll just… Read more »

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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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