meditation

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

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: 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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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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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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The Space Around Thoughts

Life. Running here and there. Pre-occupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time passing, never mind the preposterous proposition, dare I say, to notice not just our thoughts, but the space around them: a momentary peripheral reverberation, an infinitesimal synaptic break between cognitions,… Read more »

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Time-Suckers: How to Turn the Tables on Demanding People and Circumstances

It’s an interesting irony, I think, that in our modern day and age of convenience and streamlining, we are under more stress than ever before. If asked, I think most of us could agree that our ancestors endured true hardship, including immigrating to a new land, travelling under uncomfortable and even dangerous conditions, surviving diseases… Read more »

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