mindfulness

VIDEO: Teaching Children to Be More Mindful

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about The Hawn Foundation and the benefits of teaching children to be more mindful. Goldie Hawn started the Hawn Foundation and she’s very active in teaching children in school what she calls focusing because mindfulness is too scary or meditation is too… Read more »

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VIDEO: Sitting Meditation Practice

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the significance and effect of the posture assumed during sitting meditation practice. The other thing that’s interesting in sitting practice is, you know, when we’re sitting on the cushion, we find that we’re either shlumping this way or this way and… Read more »

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VIDEO: The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the four noble truths of Buddhism. The four noble truths.  Well, that’s sort of the underpinning of all Buddhism and it’s the notion that, the first noble truth is that life is suffering, meaning they’re updating it, they’re saying life is… Read more »

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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: 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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Benefits of Mindfulness

If asked to explain the value of mindfulness, you may want to consider the following question, can you sit for one minute and completely quiet your mind?  Can you do this without feeling like you’re coming out of your skin?  When Dr. Donna Rockwell first became interested in mindfulness, she discovered that this exercise proved… Read more »

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