Abstract To evaluate the impact of an intensive period of mindfulness meditation training on cognitive and affective function, a non-clinical group of 20 novice meditators were tested… Read more “The Impact of Intensive Mindfulness Training on Cognitive Style and Attention – A Study”
In recovery, we often indulge in self loathing. We harbour harsh thoughts and feelings about ourselves. Many people experience these feeling to a greater or lesser degree,… Read more “Whole Hearted Recovery”
here are five ways to help mind and body live in the moment. Stress reduction Want to incorporate a bit of mindfulness into your life but not… Read more “Need more mindful activities?”
Your Ability to Respond to Threat is a Life-saver. But if you Get “Frozen” There, You May Have PTSD. You are walking alone on a mountain trail… Read more “Are you stuck in fight, flight or freeze?”
Understanding your anxiety According to its medical definition, anxiety is a state consisting of psychological and physical symptoms that are brought about by a sense of apprehension… Read more “Understanding & managing your anxiety”
6 Hour Mindfulness guitar music for a calming day. Enjoy!
Credits: Kathryn Vercillo(Source) Seven Crochet Steps to Mindfulness Crocheters can practice mindfulness using this easy seven-step exercise Select your favorite crochet hook and a really cozy easy-to-work-with yarn.… Read more “Seven Crochet Steps to Mindfulness”
Credits: Susie Moore Life is described as many things, but rarely is it referred to as peaceful, calm, or still. Our lives are a busy juggle of… Read more “To Find Stillness in a Crazy World”
In ancient Asian languages there were no separate words for heart and mind, but one concept referring to both as an inseparable whole: heart-mind. In the East the image of a bird is often used to emphasize that developing a sharp mind and a compassionate heart need to be developed side by side.
Credits: Kaia Roman I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them. While I… Read more “7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness”
Research has found that humans and dog are linked so deep at a level that there is a noun called petitation that has found way into the world of mindfulness. Connecting at a deeper level with your dog through a sacred gaze, produces oxytocin – the happiness and well being hormone. Much don’t we realize how much the creature lying on our lap and getting stroked is helping us transform at a hormonal level. This is indeed amazing and am in love with my pet at a whole new level now
See on Scoop.it – Cheeky Marketing Research continues to emerge linking mindfulness based meditation to better physical and mental health. Here are the many reasons you should… Read more “Mindfulness Meditation – Prevention – Depression”
Many people practice meditation in hopes of staving off stress and stress-related health problems, even though the evidence for doing so is spotty. A new study that… Read more “Mindfulness meditation may ease anxiety, mental stress”
Research has linked mindfulness meditation with reduced anxiety, an increase in positive emotions, and—with enough practice—permanent structural changes in the brain that sustain these benefits.
There’s a gentle flow of thoughts…begin to watch your breathing…slow down at that moment and stay focused on the breathing rhythm. Let your mind wander once in… Read more “Peace within…”
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Mindfulness can alleviate the urge and intense excitement that comes out of mindless compulsive buying. Choosing to slow down and address the real self-esteem and denial of… Read more “Mindfulness and Compulsive buying this holiday season”
Boredom is a hindrance to sound mental health. It interplays with one’s ability to stay focused on a particular activity. Instead the mind gets pulled in directions… Read more “Boredom and Mental Health”
Self-care is anything we do that helps maintain our physical, mental or emotional health. It helps us stay healthy, manage our stressful situations better, and helps us… Read more “Self Care – a Crucial part of Life”
From what I understand, the baseline is that the client is more important in this therapeutic partnership. Putting the client in the driver’s seat helps them know… Read more “Why Motivational Interviewing is useful in therapy?”
I’d like to work on something today that makes more sense with the Solar Eclipse in Oregon. One thing that came to my mind was how to… Read more “Eclipse your negativity”
Signs of emotional abuse in a child may include: lethargy and ineffective participation in school jumpiness or obvious anxiety in public being scared of parent(s) saying they… Read more “Signs of Childhood Emotional Abuse”
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The premise of cognitive-behavior therapy(CBT) includes the reorganization of an individuals own statements and beliefs to develop a synchronization with his or her behavior. A relationship exists… Read more “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and my understanding of it”