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

» The Mindfulness Backlash: True or False?  - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | 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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Mindfulness & Self Compassion can help you to be more present, live more, love more, laugh more.
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Has mindfulness helped improve your mental health? Share your story

Has mindfulness helped improve your mental health? Share your story | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
As a study suggests that mindfulness can control depression as effectively as drugs, we want to hear how it’s changed your life – for better or worse
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How has mindfulness helped you? The Guardian would like to know. All the details are here...
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4 Core Mind Habits Helped by Mindfulness

4 Core Mind Habits Helped by Mindfulness | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
What is your Mind Habit? Habits become autopilot when they are 1) in some way rewarding (increase pleasure or decrease pain) and 2) practice
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Great remedy suggestions.
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Self-Appreciation: The Flip Side of Self-Compassion - Neff

Self-Appreciation: The Flip Side of Self-Compassion - Neff | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Sometimes it’s more difficult to see what’s right about ourselves than what’s wrong. For some of us even thinking about our positive traits makes us uncomfortable.
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The Secrets to a Happy Life, From a Harvard Study

The Secrets to a Happy Life, From a Harvard Study | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Strong relationships with friends, and especially spouses, may protect you against chronic disease and mental decline, and other lessons from the Harvard Study of Adult Development.
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6 Ways to Start Practicing Self-Compassion — Even If You Believe You’re Undeserving

6 Ways to Start Practicing Self-Compassion — Even If You Believe You’re Undeserving | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
For many of us being kind to ourselves is hard. It’s hard even when we’re struggling -- and need compassion most. Instead, we get mad. We tell ourselves to buc
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We give ourselves compassion not to feel good but because it's hard.
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Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down - Mindful

Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Self-punishment often hides out as self-management—that's why it's crucial to approach negative thinking with gentleness.
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Self compassion is key when we are hijacked by negative ruminations.
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Self compassion is key when we are hijacked by negative ruminations.
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Self compassion is key when we are hijacked by negative ruminations.

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Be Mind Full of Good - Eusophi

Be Mind Full of Good - Eusophi | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Your brain is changing all the time. Here's how to use this power to change your brain for the better, and become mind full of good!
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Get those neurons firing toward joy ��
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UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers Listing Live

UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers is live and you can search for a suitably trained and assessed teacher here.

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UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers is live and you can search for a suitably trained and assessed teacher here.

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In Pain? Try This Mindfulness Exercise

In Pain? Try This Mindfulness Exercise | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Chronic pain affects more people in the US than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined: more than 100 million adults. Mindfulness exercises can help.
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Whether physical or emotional pain this can help manage.
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Self-Compassion: The Often Missing Ingredient in Healthy Eating - Mindful

Self-Compassion: The Often Missing Ingredient in Healthy Eating - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindful eating often starts with a kinder outlook toward ourselves. From there, we're in a better position to make decisions about foods that satisfy hunger.
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Can mindfulness improve pupils' concentration? - BBC News

Can mindfulness improve pupils' concentration? - BBC News | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is a psychological technique which is said to help combat stress. Should it be widely introduced in schools?
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How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity - Mindful

How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
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Nature heals.
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Self-Criticism or Self-Compassion: Which Works Best?

Self-Criticism or Self-Compassion: Which Works Best? | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Do you ever hear a little voice chattering away in your head that fills you with self-doubt? You know the one.
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Learning to be kind to yourself is a practice.
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9 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion When You Have Depression

9 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion When You Have Depression | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
When you’re struggling with depression, the last thing you want to do is be self-compassionate. But this is precisely what can help.
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When you’re struggling with depression, the last thing you want to do is be self-compassionate. But this is precisely what can help.
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Sneaky Rumination: Replaying Conversations in My Head

Sneaky Rumination: Replaying Conversations in My Head | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
After you speak to someone, even if they’re not a stranger, do you find yourself replaying the conversation in your head afterwards? Do you pore over what you s
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I know I do this a lot. With mindfulness you learn to let thoughts be thoughts that cone and go.
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Overcome These Five Obstacles to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Mindful

Overcome These Five Obstacles to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Elisha Goldstein suggests ways you can sustain your mindfulness practice in the face of difficulties.
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Barriers are gateways to develop your practice.
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Barriers are gateways to develop your practice.
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Unloved Daughters: 4 Tips to Make Self-Compassion Easier

Unloved Daughters: 4 Tips to Make Self-Compassion Easier | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Why is it so hard to turn off that critical voice in your head? Taking a close look at self-criticism—and how self-compassion can help.
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Why is it so hard to turn off that critical voice in your head? Taking a close look at self-criticism—and how self-compassion can help.
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The Secrets to Wiring a Happier Brain - Mindful

The Secrets to Wiring a Happier Brain - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Learning how to give more love to ourselves is a key practice that when turned into a habit, becomes a source of happiness and resiliency.
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How to Change a Habit for Good - Mindful

How to Change a Habit for Good - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
How mindfulness and a rewarding routine can help us develop good habits that last.
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Practical , easy steps.
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The Surprising Benefits of Compassion Meditation

The Surprising Benefits of Compassion Meditation | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
It can be powerful medicine for both your mind and relationships.
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Compassion an essential practice of Mindfulness
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This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better

This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
After just four days of mindfulness meditation training, people reported feeling 21% less pain
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Consistent practice stabilises.
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Is It Selfish to Seek Happiness? - Mindful

Is It Selfish to Seek Happiness? - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Redefining happiness in the age of mindfulness
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Cultivating happiness is a practice.
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What's The Key To A Meaningful Life? You Might Not Like The Answer.

What's The Key To A Meaningful Life? You Might Not Like The Answer. | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Hint: It's not happiness!
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New Research Shows How Meditation Rewires the Brain

New Research Shows How Meditation Rewires the Brain | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Compared with relaxation practices that relieve stress, meditation has been shown to actually change the brain and improve overall physical health.
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Sustainable wellbeing.
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