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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 – Full Catastrophe Living

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Another way to speak of it is ‘heartfullness.” – In all Asian languages the word for “mind” and the word for “heart” are the same words.  So if you’re hearing mindfulness as some kind of clinical, thought-based thing, you’re way off base.  This has to do… Read more »

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What is Mindfulness?

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is actually a way of connecting with your life and it’s something that doesn’t involve a lot of energy.  It involves a kind of cultivating attention in a particular way.  So the way I define it is it’s paying attention on purpose in the present… Read more »

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The Emotional Life of Students: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Zamir

Student counselor, Dr. Daniel Zamir, draws upon his experience working at UCLA’s counseling center and discusses common issues university students seek to address. He touches upon a variety of key topics, including  relationships, anxiety, body image, depression, sexual identity, and stress reduction. [SlideDeck2 id=13141]

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Student Stress, Pressure and Self-Attacks: Interview with Dr. Daniel Zamir

Dr. Daniel Zamir debunks the thought process of “My grades define where I stand as a human being.” He discusses ways to reduce stress amongst students, as well as ways that students can challenge their Critical Inner Voice.   Debunking the Thought Process, “My grades define where I stand as a human being.” The following… Read more »

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Common Psychological Issues University Students Seek to Address: Interview with Dr. Daniel Zamir

Dr. Daniel Zamir draws upon his experience as a Student Counselor at UCLA to discuss common concerns of university students, including academic stress, issues regarding sexual identity, being the first family member to go to college, and finding the energy and focus to enjoy the full experience of college. TYPICAL ISSUES UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SEEK TO… Read more »

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Fighting Post-Graduation Anxiety

            As the graduation season comes to an end, many new grads are facing the fear and anxiety of what to do next.  Transitions always come with doubts and concerns, but this one seems to be especially difficult.  All your life, you are told to do well in school, to… Read more »

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Breaking Free from Addiction

I must admit, I was curious as to why my sister was sitting me down to show me a recording of a dance she’d seen on a popular TV show.I watched, a bit skeptically, as the choreographer explained how she wanted the contemporary dance to symbolize a person’s struggle with addiction. The upbeat intro showed… Read more »

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Silence the Inner Voice That’s Stressing You Out

Millions of Americans struggle with unhealthy levels of stress. Stress isn’t just destructive to our mental health but to our physical health as well. It weakens our immune systems and contributes to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and other illnesses. These facts are important, but reading about them, or even relaying them, admittedly makes… Read more »

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As Iraq Ends, a New Battle with PTSD Begins

Following Obama’s recent announcement that all U.S. Troops will be brought home from Iraq by the end of the year, one can’t help but wonder about the emotional trauma that will follow many of these soldiers home. Studies show that between 11 to 20 percent of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic… Read more »

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