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Can Mindfulness Increase Our Resilience to Stress?

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn on how mindfulness training can lead to greater resilience to stress. An excer...

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Two of the key people in mindfulness share their insights, experiences, thoughts and advicze on gaining resilience by reducing stress.

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Science is now catching up to what monks & other spiritual teachers have experienced for generations - the beneficial effects of mindfulness on your psyche and ability to perceive the big picture of what's going on in your life.

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Two of the pioneers in mindfulness share their insights, expereinces and helpful advice on how you can gain increased resilience by reducing stress.

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12 Books on Mindfulness and Spirituality that Blew My Mind!

12 Books on Mindfulness and Spirituality that Blew My Mind! | Mindfulness... Mindful or Mind full? | Scoop.it
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Francis Bacon The practice of mindfulness and meditation made me desperate… Desperate to discover more about this inner world of peace, love and joy I was tapping into. I spent years reading through every book on meditation and spirituality that I could get my hands on. I was on a mission to find answers to my innermost questions. So, dear friends, here’s a list of my absolutely favourites. Do let me know of your thoughts, and any others you’ve loved in the comments section below. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle   http://amzn.to/2kwvXl9 ; This book has sold millions of copies, I think mainly after appearing on the Oprah Show. Eckhart made a major breakthrough in his life when he realised he was not his thoughts, saving him from suicide. He’s gone on to be one of the most popular spiritual teachers in modern times. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse http://amzn.to/2los9DW ; This is a beautiful, poetic book, and an absolute joy to read. It makes the Buddha seem almost human, and creatively weaves a story of his path to enlightenment. Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh http://amzn.to/2kwwiEd ; Thich Nhat Hanh is a very popular Buddhist teacher, probably second only to the Dalai Lama. He was also nominated for the Noble Peace Prize by Martin Luther King. This is a lovely book to introduce you to his writings and teaching. Ideal for those keen to deepen their mindfulness. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby  http://amzn.to/2k7vrLO This book will grow your gratitude no end. It’s a book written by Jean-Dominique Bauby as he lies in bed, almost completely paralysed. He wrote the whole book by someone going through the alphabet and he winked each time they got to the correct letter. Amazing achievement and a deeply moving piece of work. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach http://amzn.to/2looV3q ; A short, popular book sharing the story of a seagull that just isn’t satisfied with life as it is and discovered a deep, far more satisfying way of living by refusing to follow those around him, and instead following his intuition and overcoming his fear. The book is a lovely metaphor for each of our journeys from a life in the ordinary, physical world, and life to something more that just the everyday grind. A journey from doing more to being more. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra http://amzn.to/2k8dCHy I must be honest. I’m not normally a fan of Deepak’s books. But I read this many years ago, and remember loving it. There’s lots of great tips in here, drawn from the ancient Indian texts, and modernised so it’s more accessible to the general public. Here’s a summary of the book from a Wikipedia article: 1. The Law of Pure Potentiality: Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment. 2. The Law of Giving: Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love. 3. The Law of Karma: Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you. 4. The Law of Least Effort: Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view. 5. The Law of Intention and Desire: Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason. 6. The Law of Detachment: Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom. 7. The Law of Dharma: Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance. Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti http://amzn.to/2lov13H ; In my early quest to deepen my appreciation for life, I came across the work of Krishnamurti. For a couple of years, I was totally hooked, and read through lots of his books! In recent years, I haven’t read so much, as I found it almost too intense, but I do still enjoy reading his quotes from time to time. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran http://amzn.to/2louYVz ; This book is so well written, I’d say it’s almost divine! The book is in public domain in most countries, and you can download it here. Here’s a juicy extract: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts,  For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,  which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them,  but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,  and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies,  so He loves also the bow that is stable. Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond by Ajahn Brahm http://amzn.to/2k86aMF ; I’m a big fan of Ajahn Brahm, especially in the last few years. This book on meditation has become a classic text on Buddhist Meditation and studies by many monks as well as lay people. If you want to know what happens as your meditation deepens, I’d recommend this guide. Be As You Are by Ramana Maharshi   http://amzn.to/2low0RH ; Ramana Maharshi is considered one of the greatest mystics in India in the last few hundred years. This is the best distillation of his teaching from what I’ve read. If you’re keen to reflect on the nature of who you are, this is a great place to go. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl http://amzn.to/2k7zQhG ; This is another hugely popular book. It’s based on the true story of Victor and how he both survived a concentration camp and ended up developing a new form of therapy based on his observations of who survived. His famous quote is: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” A brilliant quotation for any mindfulness student too! I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj http://amzn.to/2k8e9sU ; Niargadatta is considered a great sage in India. He was a simple cigarette seller when, through meditation practice and reflection, found himself getting enlightened! People travelled from all over the world to ask him questions. This book is a wonderful collection of questions and answers.   If you enjoyed this list, do share with your friends and family - thank you!
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Pebble Meditation - The Children's Garden Studio, NYC

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How People Learn to Increase Their Resilience - Mindful

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How do we perceive stress in our lives: as major setbacks or moments of growth? Perception plays a major role in resilience. 
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The benefits of meditation vis-à-vis emotional intelligence, perceived stress and negative mental health - Chu - 2009 - Stress and Health - Wiley Online Library

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Depression - YouTube

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New visual insight to depression - Try attending a MBSR Mindfulness course to help www.crocuscoaching.co.uk

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Stressing Out? S.T.O.P. - Mindful

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Elisha Goldstein on how creating space in the day to come down from a worried mind can mitigate the negative effects of our stress response. 
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S.T.O.P. try this acronym 
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The Scientific Power of Meditation

How exactly does meditation affect your body? GET THE BOOK! http://asapscience.com/book SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 Written by: Rachel Salt, Gregor
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“Mindfulness in the workplace” means you’re doing it wrong

“Mindfulness in the workplace” means you’re doing it wrong | Mindfulness... Mindful or Mind full? | Scoop.it
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It's always great when a guru like Andy P writes a blog that endorses everything I share in my own MBSR and Mindfulness gatherings in workplaces and in personal spaces...
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Eliminate Pain With This Surprisingly Easy Technique | Mindvalley Academy

Eliminate Pain With This Surprisingly Easy Technique | Mindvalley Academy | Mindfulness... Mindful or Mind full? | Scoop.it
In this 3-minute video, internationally celebrated Qi Gong master, Lee Holden, reveals an easy exercise to reduce headaches, back pain, and more.
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Our inner child

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Meditate With Intention, Not Goals - Mindful

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It's only when we meditate for its own sake—rather than trying to get something from it—that we find the results we're after, says Ed Halliwell.

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How practising mindfulness in the workplace can boost productivity - Personnel Today

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Mindfulness offers a host of benefits to employers and employees alike, reports mindfulness expert and coach Liz Hall.Not that long ago, meditation was see
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Start off your Monday with this thought!

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Four Ways to Overcome Self-Defeating Thoughts - Mindful

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Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.
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A quick read ...nothing new but a good reminder to us all!!
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How to Settle the Mind - Mindful

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Three ways to rest the mind so you can experience the joy of mental stillness.
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Three top tips for settling the mind..great for beginners of Mindfulness
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Mindfulness: 5 Secrets To Making Your Mind Happy

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Mindfulness can turn a "dog-eat-dog world" into a "doggy-dog world." Here's how.
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Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | The STOP Practice (Stop, Take a breath, Observe, Proceed)

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | The STOP Practice (Stop, Take a breath, Observe, Proceed) | Mindfulness... Mindful or Mind full? | Scoop.it
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Emotional Rescue: Using Mindfulness to Reset Your Reactions - Mindful

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When something goes wrong, do you have the urge to ignore your emotions or react to them? Your response might tell you something about your habits of mind.
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How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains: Sara Lazar at TEDxCambridge 2011

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making u
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An easy to understand explanation of how the brain science shows mindfulness meditation brings numerous benefits e.g. focus . empathy 
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What is the difference between MBCT and MBSR?

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The thoughts here those of my own and sit well with my own interpretation of the difference between MBSR & MBCT. My own MBSR course is a hybrid of both.
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Learn to meditate in 10 minutes with these 8 easy tips

Learn to meditate in 10 minutes with these 8 easy tips | Mindfulness... Mindful or Mind full? | Scoop.it
Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace joined TODAY Tuesday to share a quick and easy meditation routine.
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Headspace and Andy Puddicombe bring us yet another easy meditation for us to try.
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Headspace

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Our series of Meditation for Anxiety sessions help you to deal with worries and feel calmer. Sign up to use our Meditation App for free today!
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Ask An Expert: How Can Mindfulness Improve Your Work-Life Balance?

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Mindfulness is a way to stay attuned to yourself and what’s going on around you. Join Aetna in improving your work-life balance through...

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World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells

World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells | Mindfulness... Mindful or Mind full? | Scoop.it
We’re often told that being happy, meditating and mindfulness can benefit our health. We all have that one friend of a friend who says they cured their terminal illness by quitting their job and taking up surfing - but until now there’s been very...
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