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Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse?

Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse? | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
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Mindfulness & Self Compassion can help you to be more present, live more, love more, laugh more.
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8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course begins September 2016 - About MBLC - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course begins September 2016 - About MBLC - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) has been developed based on the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn. The course is similar to other mindfulness based courses, such as MBCT or MBSR, but it also includes methods for nurturing self-compassion and compassion for others. The aims of MBLC is to help individuals develop an in-depth
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134 Activities to Add to Your Self-Care Plan

134 Activities to Add to Your Self-Care Plan | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
We need a self-care routine to ensure we are our best for ourselves and others. Here are 134 self-care activities from GoodTherapy.org to add to your plan.
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A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic - Mindful

A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
An in-the-moment exercise for confronting the nagging voice in your head.
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Forget Self-Esteem—Try Self-Compassion Instead

Forget Self-Esteem—Try Self-Compassion Instead | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Boosting your ego won’t make you feel better. Instead, try talking to yourself like you would your best friend.
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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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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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Mindfulness based cognitive therapy course Solihull

8-week small group mindfulness course beginning in June in Knowle, Solihull. Two places available for MBCT course in Solihull June start. 

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Two places available for MBCT course in Solihull June start. 

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This Is Your Brain On Meditation And Prayer

This Is Your Brain On Meditation And Prayer | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Here's what's behind the amazing physical and mental health benefits of the practice.
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What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now - their heaviness.
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Brain imaging techniques are revealing that this ancient practice can profoundly change the way different regions of the brain communicate with each other – and therefore how we think – permanently.
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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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