mindfulness

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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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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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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