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Mindfulness & Self Compassion can help you to be more present, live more, love more, laugh more.
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Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of the practice.
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How to Choose Self-Compassion - Mindful

How to Choose Self-Compassion - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
When we listen to the nagging, negative voice inside our heads, we push ourselves too hard—and we push ourselves away, too. When you learn to love yourself, your relationships will improve for the better. ...
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8-week Group Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) | Birmingham, West Midlands - Find counselling courses | Counselling Pages

8-week Group Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) | Birmingham, West Midlands - Find counselling courses | Counselling Pages | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
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Forthcoming Course: Birmingham MBCT - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

Forthcoming Course: Birmingham MBCT - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Forthcoming 8-week group mindfulness course MBCT in Harborne Birmingham beginning in May.
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Five Ways to Declutter Your Body and Mind - Mindful

Five Ways to Declutter Your Body and Mind - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Clearing physical spaces can help clear our mental spaces as well. Try some of these tips for both.
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The Incredible Things Your Brain Does While You're Sleeping

The Incredible Things Your Brain Does While You're Sleeping | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Duke University professor Dr. Murali Doraiswamy
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Sleep really is the best meditation and fundamental to our health and wellbeing. 

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Sleepitation: Mindfulness of Sleep - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

Sleepitation: Mindfulness of Sleep - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
According to the National Health Service (2013) there are many factors that contribute to difficulty in falling and staying asleep include such as stress, anxiety and pain.
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A simple practice you can use when you are feeling restless.

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Learn about aspects of mindfulness and training the mind with MBCT. This introduction video has been created as part of MBCT Online's Home Study Course. Modu...
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Start your new year mindfully with this free Introduction to Mindfulness.

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Ageing Well with Mindfulness at Christmas

Ageing Well with Mindfulness at Christmas | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it

A set of interesting research is emerging to suggest that lifestyle changes, such as those that come about through Mindfulness practice can help us to maintain mental capacity.

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Taking care of yourself mindfully has many benefits.

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From Frazzle to Dazzle During the Holidays - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

From Frazzle to Dazzle During the Holidays - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
How can we be more compassionate and gentle with ourselves and others during this high-stress season? Find out here.
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Some simple steps to curb overwhelm and stress during the holiday season. #mindfulness #selfcompassion #compassion #lovingkindness

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How to Mindfully Deal With Jerks - Mindful

How to Mindfully Deal With Jerks - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Give this loving-kindness practice a shot when dealing with difficult people and see what you notice.
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One breath for me - one breath for you. #mindfulness #compassion

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18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation - Mindful

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Emma Seppälä looks at the emerging science around the benefits of loving-kindness meditation. 
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Have you tried a Loving Kindness Meditation? So many benefits. #mindfulness #meditation #lovingkindness #compassion

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Introduction to Mindfulness - YouTube

Learn about aspects of mindfulness and training the mind with MBCT. This introduction video has been created as part of MBCT Online's Home Study Course. Modu...
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Introduction to Mindfulness www.openmindfulnessnow.com

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Eight weeks to a better brain. Mindfulness and Self Compassion.

Eight weeks to a better brain. Mindfulness and Self Compassion. | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress | Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions...
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Eight weeks to a better brain. Mindfulness and Self Compassion.
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8-week Group Mindful Self Compassion Course | Stratford upon-Avon, Warwickshire - Find counselling courses | Counselling Pages

8-week Group Mindful Self Compassion Course | Stratford upon-Avon, Warwickshire - Find counselling courses | Counselling Pages | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
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Forthcoming Course: Stratford upon Avon - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

Next course dates are in May 2016. Mindfulness courses in Stratford upon Avon.
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Forthcoming Course: Stratford upon Avon - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

Forthcoming Course: Stratford upon Avon - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Next course dates are in May 2016. Mindfulness courses in Stratford upon Avon.
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Mindfulness of Anger - Mindful

Mindfulness of Anger - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Take three minutes and try this mindfulness practice for dealing with one of our strongest emotions. 
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Mindfulness of Anger - a informal practice. #mindfulness #selfcompassion

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How Mindfulness Empowers Us: An Animation Narrated by Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they really are, freeing us from old ways of thinking. Want to give it a try? Download our iPhone o...
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Great demonstration of befriending ourselves. Story of Two Wolves - how mindfulness helps us to choose.

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Self-Compassion Promotes Optimal Health & Well-Being

Self-Compassion Promotes Optimal Health & Well-Being | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Research related to self-compassion shows that higher levels of self-compassion are related to higher levels of well-being and psychological strengths.
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People who practice self compassion have wellness as a priority. 

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Courses starting in February 2016 - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

Courses starting in February 2016 - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Group courses starting in February 2016 for mindfulness and compassion training in Birmingham, Bromsgrove in the West Midlands.
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Mindfulness Self Compassion in Bromsgrove and Mindfulness Based Living in Birmingham both starting in February. 

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Allow - A Poem by Danna Faulds

This poem is used to demonstrate the power of self compassion and mindfulness practices in helping people to process difficult emotions.
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#mindfulness #selfcompassion #compassion #lovingkindness

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The RAIN of Self-Compassion - Tara Brach

The RAIN of Self-Compassion - Tara Brach | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
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A modified R.A.I.N. practice of self compassion. Very good. 

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Zen Story [short animation] demonstrating acceptance and compassion - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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I love this! #mindfulness #acceptance #compassion

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8-Week Mindful Self Compassion Course - Bromsgrove - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre

8-Week Mindful Self Compassion Course - Bromsgrove - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Centre | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
For more information on the course visit here: http://mymindfulnesspractice.com/mindfulness-self-compassion/ Course activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The intention is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Optional Day of Mindfulness is included in the course fee. Book online below.  
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Next Mindful Self Compassion course starts in February 2016. Space is limited to 12 participants. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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