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» The Mindfulness Backlash: True or False? - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» The Mindfulness Backlash: True or False?  - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it

A great article addressing concerns in regard to mindfulness being packaged as a commodity and sold as a cure all.

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Are We Addicted to Busy? - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford

Are We Addicted to Busy? - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
In last night’s class we were discussing how we are all addicted to busy. How smartphones become more than a means for communicating and connecting but part of each moment of our life and distancing ourselves from each other and the presentmoment. We become addicted to filling the nothing moment with something. So much so
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How do you fill the gaps with stimulation? 

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Choosing a Mindfulness Teacher - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford

Choosing a Mindfulness Teacher - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
What to look for when choosing a mindfulness teacher or a teacher training school. Advice to help you choose a course or trainer.
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Midlands Mindfulness Meetup

Midlands Mindfulness Meetup

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Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm for mindfulness-based meditation practice. Explore the principals and foundations of mindfulness including the aspects, attitudes and meditatio...

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Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm for mindfulness-based meditation practice. Explore the principals and foundations of mindfulness including the aspects, attitudes and meditations. Sessions are led by a
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Drop-in practice sessions starting next Thursday March 5th from 7-8:30pm. Are you coming along?

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A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated) - PsychCentral.com (blog)

A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated) - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked to the dance?
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Choo-choo! Thoughts are like trains.
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Finding the Space to Lead | Mindful

Finding the Space to Lead | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
It’s easy to get caught up in a swirl of thoughts and worries. But what we really need as leaders is continual attention to detail and to the needs of others while still appreciating the big picture. Janice Marturano, former vice president at General Mills, shows us how it’s possible to find the space to lead.
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Mindfulness at work, just as you are.

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Sleep Deprivation and Mindfulness Meditation - Guardian Liberty Voice

Sleep Deprivation and Mindfulness Meditation - Guardian Liberty Voice | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Southern California suggests that mindfulness meditation can improve sleep quality for older adults with sleep deprivation, including trouble falling or staying asleep.
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Sleep Deprivation and Mindfulness MeditationAdded by enli.m on February 20, 2015.Saved under Headlines, HealthTags: sleepimage: http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/4262292523_3f7453e9d7_b-1-650x488.jpgA new study from the University of Southern California suggests that mindfulness meditationimage: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png can improve sleep quality for older adults with sleep deprivation, including trouble falling or staying asleep. The researchers found that the mindfulness group showed significant improvement in the quality of their sleep.Sleep deprivation can lower a body’s defenses. This may cause weight gain and mood disorders, or cause one to be less attentive, make more mistakes and process information more slowly. It can affect one’s productivity and impair one’s decision-making and social skills. It can cause one to misinterpret nonverbal communication, thinking that the cue the other person gave was in some way negative, when in fact it was not.People who burn the candle at both ends are very susceptible to sleep deprivation. One of the ways to combat this is for organizations/companies to change their thinking from celebrating the people who burn the candle at both ends to value the employees and promote the benefits of sleep. A couple of ways to do this is to be flexible with schedules and allow people to work from home when possible. Another way to combat this is through having mindfulness meditation as a team-building exercise.Mindfulness meditation is a powerful technique when used on a regular basis, and can improve symptoms such as fatigue, mood fluctuations, anxiety, stress, inflammatory markers often associated with sleep deprivation and depressive symptomsimage: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png.Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2015/02/sleep-deprivation-and-mindfulness-meditation/#B2pgMsJhgCV4m013.99
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One Mindfulness Practice You Can Try Today: Let It Go! | Mindful

One Mindfulness Practice You Can Try Today: Let It Go! | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Past hurts and emotional triggers have a way of keeping us stuck in our tracks. Practicing letting it all go helps us move forward. Here's how.
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Mindfully letting go: By tapping into awareness—recognizing where the choice points lie—we can use our energy effectively.

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Mindfulness for Life - with Mark Williams - YouTube

Professor Mark Williams explores how mindfulness has the potential to transform our lives and help create a happier a more caring society. He introduces the ...
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Video, living compassion
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10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science -

10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
1. EXERCISE MORE – 7 MINUTES MIGHT BE ENOUGH You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all. Exercise has such a profound effect on our …
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Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live.

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The Gift of Mindfulness: Moving From Craziness to Happiness

The Gift of Mindfulness: Moving From Craziness to Happiness | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
There are so many gifts we can give ourselves every single day. Now is not the time to waste even one single moment. Give yourself the gift of mindfulness, and let me know how it goes....
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How Meditation Is Finally Hitting The Mainstream

How Meditation Is Finally Hitting The Mainstream | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
As more influential men expound on the mindful benefits of meditation, from Congressman Tim Ryan to media entrepreneur Russell Simmons, the practice may seem more accessible -- or even masculine -- to men around the country. ABC's Dan Harris joined H...
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Mindfulness goes mainstream. 

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Burnt out and depressed, I lost my mind seven years ago. But mindfulness helped me recover it

Burnt out and depressed, I lost my mind seven years ago. But mindfulness helped me recover it | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
I didn’t study mindfulness because I had so much free time that I needed to fill a few hours each day staring into space and wearing a white nappy.
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Mindfulness & depression

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Want change in the New Year? It starts with mindfulness. | Mindful

Want change in the New Year? It starts with mindfulness. | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Elisha Goldstein shares his thoughts on how to start the year off right—living mindfully.
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Replace resolution with intention and remember, you are what you practice.
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Dr Goldstein makes some interesting points. She recognises that mindfulness beings with intention, and that mindfulness needs to be genuine, and not embraced just to be seen as being mindful. Both very insightful points. 

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The Scientific Power of Meditation - YouTube

How exactly does meditation affect your body? GET THE BOOK! http://asapscience.com/book SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 Written by: Rachel Salt, Gregory Bro...
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Short video and great links to benefits of mindfulness meditation.

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Mindfulness Drop-In Practice Evenings

Mindfulness Drop-In Practice Evenings | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Thursday nights you can come along and practice mindfulness.
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Thursday practice evenings begin March 5th 7-8:30pm near Studley, Warwickshire. Advanced booking required.

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Being Mindful About Mindfulness

Being Mindful About Mindfulness | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Whatever your practice might be, I hope that it involves training in compassion. Now, with all the challenges we face in the world, we can be confident that kindness and compassion are the bedrock of personal and social change....
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#compassion, cure for human aggression according to Stephen Hawking.
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How to Increase Compassion at Work

How to Increase Compassion at Work | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.
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Did you know that research suggests hat compassionate workplaces increase employee satisfaction and loyalty. A worker who feels cared for at work is more likely to experience positive emotion, which in turn helps to foster positive work relationships, increased cooperation, and better customer relations? 

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Clip from the Center for Mindfulness DVD - YouTube

A wonderful 10-minute clip from the DVD released by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, which provides an overview of the science...
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26 Ways to Love Yourself More

26 Ways to Love Yourself More | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
The experts weigh in on a vital life lesson.
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Self Compassion is a skilful mindfulness practice.
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How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
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So how can mindfulness improve psychological well-being? Educate your attention.
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The Moment Trumps the Selfie

The Moment Trumps the Selfie | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you.
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Do we experience anymore, or merely document? When I was in Florida recently, I was conscious and intentional about how I experienced the moment, and took only a few photos.
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Without Friends or Family, even Extraordinary Experiences are Disappointing

Without Friends or Family, even Extraordinary Experiences are Disappointing | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Happiness is inherently social, two studies find
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Does this explain why loneliness is this ages epidemic? 

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UK on the Fast Track to Becoming a Mindful Nation | Mindful

UK on the Fast Track to Becoming a Mindful Nation | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Inquiry examines the benefits of mindfulness in health care, education, the workplace, prisons, and more.
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Meditation may prevent absenteeism by stressed public servants, MPs claim

Meditation may prevent absenteeism by stressed public servants, MPs claim | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Inquiry finds public servants may be less likely to burn out if they use mindfulness techniques to control anxiety and depression
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Managing pain with the power of the mind

Managing pain with the power of the mind | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
The woman with chronic pain who teaches others how to manage their symptoms through mindfulness.
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Chronic pain management with mindfulness featured on the BBC.

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