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Dr. Dan Siegel - Books - Parenting From The Inside Out

Dr. Dan Siegel - Books - Parenting From The Inside Out | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent.
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Just downloaded this book with my audible account.  Time to walk, listen and think.  Special thanks to Annette Schmeling for the recommendation. 

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A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds. | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
I tried to use my new-found meditation skills to relieve my anxiety, but it didn’t work. Instead, I felt betrayed by my own meditation practice; after all that training, I couldn't handle basic, everyday life?

Then I remembered two pieces of advice:
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Surely I can find 30 seconds in a hectic day?

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MBSR Research - YouTube

Published on Jun 17, 2014
Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn discuss MBSR Research in this clip from the CFM 30th Anniversary video
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Learning to BREATHE: A pilot trial of a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents.

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Mindfulness, Gratitude & Appreciation=Thankfulness

Mindfulness, Gratitude & Appreciation=Thankfulness | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

From Ozzie Gontang:


Laura Fine taught me what it means to have an Attitude of Gratitude. Appreciation has been shared by so many patients who have been part of the Healing Hearts and Lifestyle Change Program at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. These gifts have been shared so deeply by my family and friends over the years. Today I am mindful of the love of my family as Kip and I visit Erin & John, Allison & Takaki this Thanksgiving here in Boston.

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Thank you Ozzie for mindful reminder on this national day of Thanksgiving! 


My heart has been healed.

My lifestyle has changed.

I am thankful for all that you do.


~ Dennis

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Mindfulness Techniques: 5 Reasons You Should Try Mindful Exercise - About Meditation

Mindfulness Techniques: 5 Reasons You Should Try Mindful Exercise - About Meditation | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Here are my top five observations on why meditation and working out, among many mindfulness techniques, are such a good combination.

Breaking Inertia Is An Inner & Outer Matter
Creating Inner Space on the Cushion & The Treadmill
The Mind-Body Connection is Profound
Measuring Inner & Outer Progress
Building Intention, Focus, and Self Confidence
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I've been attempting to walk mindfully.  I'm open to any advice I can find. 

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Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness

Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people. (It's #mindfulmonday!


Via Brenda Bentley, ozziegontang
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Thanks to Ozzie Gongtang for scooping this my way. 

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#MindfulMonday is a gift from dear friend Mary Lore and her work and writings around Managing Thought. Check out ManagingThought.com

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A Busy Teacher’s Guide to Reduce Stress | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

A Busy Teacher’s Guide to Reduce Stress | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

The role of teacher is littered with highs and lows. The stress of the job can reduce the best to tears, but more concerning can lead to physiological and psychological problems leading to heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and more. It doesn’t sound pretty, but ensuring that teachers manage stress is vital in ensuring the job is done to the best of our ability, whilst also taking care of ourselves and our families.


In his post, Leo Babauta shares five small things you can do to help reduce stress levels, which we have adapted suited for teachers…

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What goes around comes around.

It's all in your mind.

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Mayo Clinic Health System teaches about stress control

Mayo Clinic Health System teaches about stress control | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The term "mindfulness-based stress reduction" might set off alarm bells because it might make old-timers think of the elixir salesmen of days gone by.

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Another resource I found thanks to Ozzie Gontang.

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Video: Why Mindful Parenting Works

Video: Why Mindful Parenting Works | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

One technique to put a little breathing room into your interaction with kids 

Ever wonder how mindfulness might reduce stress in your household (or classroom)? This brief video is an overview of one technique I use to bring more mindful awareness to everyday parenting situations.

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Mindful Schools Project

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Research on the benefits of mindfulness for administrators, teachers, and children in schools and other academic environments...
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Be Here Now: How to Find Peace in This Moment

Be Here Now: How to Find Peace in This Moment | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Starting when I was very young, I had a sense there was something more about life than I was being told.
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Kim Smith-Beauty of Mindful Running

Published on Aug 26, 2012 by MindfulnessInSloMo
A great watch of the beauty of graceful running. Running is falling and catching oneself gracefully. You can run gracefully or clumsily. Go for the Grace! The slow motion shows the smoothness of the running. The regular speed shows the quick cadence and the ball/heel touch of the foot only on the surface of the earth.
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AIHM President’s Choice: Mindfulness Practices Dramatically Reduce Hospital Visits

AIHM President’s Choice: Mindfulness Practices Dramatically Reduce Hospital Visits | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
“The data suggests that the intervention should be applied to all at risk populations, since the intervention has minimal risk, minimal cost and yields substantial benefits for patients with a wide variety of illnesses. The long-term effect of these interventions on healthy populations is unclear, but the data suggests that mind body interventions should perhaps be instituted as a form of preventative care similar to vaccinations or driver education. Such interventions are likely to be useful in population management and supported self-care, have negligible risk and cost and may help reduce the demand curve in healthcare. While the risk benefit ratio of this intervention is very favorable to further elucidate the effect size a prospective evaluation is called for.”
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Lower health care costs with Mindfullness practices. 

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"Shed a Little Light," James Taylor and Lowcountry Voices - Columbia SC

Published on Jul 30, 2015

on 7/29/15 in Columbia SC, James was joined onstage by Charleston choir Lowcountry Voices. Together, they sang “Shed a Little Light” in memory of the victims of the Charleston shooting and their families. The entire audience stood in support. #CharlestonStrong

Video: Pull Brand Stories
Location: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

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Throughout my life,  James Tayor has 'Shed a little light'.  After all these years I remain able to hear the message. This is a moving and meaningful performance. 

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▶ Mindfulness And Child Development Focus of UC San Diego Conference - YouTube

Mindfulness — paying attention to the here and now to reflect instead of reacting to people and circumstances around you.
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Amy Saltzman and Stephen Hickman discuss mindfulness programs for children and teens.  There is fine work going on in the San Diego area.


Teaching children to be aware, attentive, and present is something all teachers can appreciate.

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Learning to BREATHE | A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents

Learning to BREATHE | A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Learning to BREATHE is a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents designed for classroom or other settings. The program is tailored to the needs of adolescents in order to help them manage stress, strengthen emotion regulation and attention, and improve well-being. The complete Learning to BREATHE curriculum, including 6 and 18 session versions and free, downloadable supplementary materials, is available from New Harbinger Publications.

If you are interested in on-site training, please contact Trish Broderick at pcb13@psu.edu.

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I am currently reviewing Dr. Boderick's book.  I've decided to curate articles and research references I find in this most interesting publication.  I've only begun and I'm already intrigued. 

Kati Sarvela's curator insight, March 12, 2014 4:53 AM

Learning to breath... sounds simple. But still difficult.

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Walking Meditation | Mindful Walking

Walking Meditation | Mindful Walking | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Walking meditation, also called mindful walking, combines the basic principles of meditation, such as breathing, concentration and relaxation with rhythmic walking. “As with traditional meditation, walking meditation can reduce your blood pressure and heart rate, create feelings of well-being, help you sleep, improve your mood and help you manage stress,” says Shirley Archer, a fitness expert who teaches walking meditation workshops at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
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This article presents 5 practices to help you into mindful walking.  The third practice "Find a Mantra" rang my memory bell and helped be understand that all the years I spent hiking and climbing were in so many way mindful walking. 


I used the mountaineer's rest step and a simple chant to climb high passes with a heavy pack. It was very hard work that on occassion lead to bliss. 


Thinking back on those experiences fills my mind with ease. My travel memories are a rich library. Evoking the best of them makes now a more mindful place. 

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Mindfulness for Beginners: Jon Kabat-Zinn -

Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness
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This short body scan meditation is superb. Kabat-Zinn leads your attention to that place we seek. I found my breath synchronizing with the words.  I'm a beginner. I'm grateful for this guided mindful meditation practice.

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Shared by Dennis O'Connor. Jon Kabat-Zinn's helpful guidance for Beginner's Mind.

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Five Steps that help me be Here and Now - Being Mindful and Happy In The Now

Five Steps that help me be Here and Now - Being Mindful and Happy In The Now | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
RIGHT NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME! Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness~James Thurber There are two things that the human mind loves indulging in – reminiscence (ab...

Via Suchitra Mishra, Bobby Dillard
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“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose”
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Learning to Breathe | NewHarbinger.com

Learning to Breathe | NewHarbinger.com | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance
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What better way to create a foundation for learning and living than practicing mindfulness with our students?

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: What is Mindfulness?

Jon Kabat-Zinn discusses what mindfulness and meditation are really about: presence of heart. This was part of a talk put on by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Sc...
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How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation

How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Paying attention to cravings takes away their power.
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Hawn Foundation Video with Dr. Dan Siegel

"Founded in 2003 by award winning actress, director and producer Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation is dedicated to supporting children by advancing mindfulnes...
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