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Intro to Mindfulness 7: MBCT

Introduction to Mindfulness: An overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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I really appreciate that he's pointed out that MBCT is a specific training and not just a blending of Mindfulness & CBT. 

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Introduction to Mindfulness - Google+

Introduction to Mindfulness - Google+ | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Join mindfulness teacher Brenda Bentley for a free introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Learn about secular mindfulness, the practice aims and purpose.
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[online hangout] Free Introduction to Mindfulness on Google+

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Rouse Your Generosity and Kindness | Mindful

Rouse Your Generosity and Kindness | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Here's how to incorporate kindness and generosity into your everyday practice.
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self compassion is key to a skilful practice.

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From Google To Congress, '60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness

From Google To Congress, '60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Anderson Cooper explores the science behind meditation.
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Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?

Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism? | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.
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Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying | Mindful

Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Bronnie Ware: What I learned working in palliative care and how meditation saved me.
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If today was your final day, would you have any of these regrets?
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The Most Classic Error When Trying to Fix Depression

The Most Classic Error When Trying to Fix Depression | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Everyone, at some point in their life, will be affected by depression; whether it’s their own or that of someone they are close to. Almost 19 million Americans have periods during which they feel a lack of pleasure or interest their usual activities...
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 It’s the mind’s attempt to avoid and fix things in this moment that fuels the negative mood.

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Mindfulness Is Just As Effective As Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In Treating ... - Medical Daily

Mindfulness Is Just As Effective As Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In Treating ... - Medical Daily | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
A new study has found that group mindfulness therapy can be just as effective in treating depression and anxiety as the more common cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma?

Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma? | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
When Americans sit down with their families and friends on Thanksgiving, they take the time to be grateful for the food and for each other.
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The Power of Kindness (and One Surefire Way to Know If You "Get" Mindfulness) | Mindful

The Power of Kindness (and One Surefire Way to Know If You "Get" Mindfulness) | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
If you think mindfulness is just about neutral noticing and non-judgement, then something important is missing, says Ed Halliwell.
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Mindfulness is just not neutral noticing. There are a clear set of attitudes which underpin the practice, and compassion may be the most important. Mindfulness just isn’t mindfulness without kindfulness.

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Hooked on Anti-Depressants - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford

Hooked on Anti-Depressants - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it

According to an article in the Express, there are over 50 million prescriptions written for anti-depressant drugs each year – enough for each adult and child in the UK. Our consumption of happy pills has increased five times since 1991. Is it working? Studies suggest we are not any happier.

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Are we medicating people's suffering? What is your opinion?

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Mind your head: Mindfulness interview - Varsity Online

Mind your head: Mindfulness interview - Varsity Online | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Varsity meets Mark Williams, pioneer of Mindfulness
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"Mindfulness isn't about clearing the mind, but seeing its pattern. The stillness of which we speak in mindfulness meditation is not the stillness of a quiet mind; it is the stillness of allowing things to be just as they are now."
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The Messy Truth About Mindfulness | Mindful

The Messy Truth About Mindfulness | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Meditation is not all peace and calm. Sometimes stuff can come up that needs to be dealt with. 
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Willoughby Britton discusses mindfulness and how it's promotod as a 'warm bath' but how sometimes this leads participants into hot water when difficulties come up. "Meditation is not all peace and calm. Sometimes stuff can come up that needs to be dealt with."

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5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Home | Mindful

5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Home | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Connecting with your family is crucial to everyone’s well-being. Here are some things to keep in mind as you make the effort.
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Great tips for parents
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Participant Feedback - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford

Participant Feedback - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Feedback from participants on the mindfulness meditation course.
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Recent feedback from course participants. #mindfulness

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How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas

How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests.
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CBS News [video] The newly mindful Anderson Cooper talks to Jon Kabat-Zinn

CBS News [video] The newly mindful Anderson Cooper talks to Jon Kabat-Zinn | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
On a "mindfulness" retreat, Anderson Cooper puts down the microphone and learns to love silence, as well as life without a cell phone.
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CBS News [video] The newly mindful Anderson Cooper talks to Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Mindfulness Can Quiet Down the A**Hole Voice in Our Heads | Mindful

Mindfulness Can Quiet Down the A**Hole Voice in Our Heads | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Mindfulness let's you know what's going on in your mind without taking the bait and acting on it, says Elisha Goldstein.
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Cognitive defusion strategies of redubbing the quality of sound of the voice in your head to a cartoon voice or by 'thanking the mind' is also useful, I prefer to sing my inner critical assertions which helps with changing relationship to their impact on my momentary experience.

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The power of mindfulness - BBC News

The power of mindfulness - BBC News | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Thinking and acting the way race car drivers do will make you more effective – and breed success.
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Mindfulness Short-Circuits Reflexive Racial Bias

Mindfulness Short-Circuits Reflexive Racial Bias | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
“Mindfulness reduced reliance on automatic associations,
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with recent events in Ferguson it's great to see how we can use a more mindful awareness to effect societal change.

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Face it: Thanksgiving is depressing this year, and you don't have to give thanks | Jessica Valenti

Face it: Thanksgiving is depressing this year, and you don't have to give thanks | Jessica Valenti | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
We shouldn’t ask grieving people to plaster on a smile to make the rest of us feel better. Even if it’s the holidaysThis Thanksgiving, it’s difficult not to think about loss.
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Let's be thankful for our ability to clearly see and meet suffering with kindness instead of suppression
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Training the Mind - by Headspace - 'Expectation' animation - YouTube

Headspace is meditation made simple. Using our app and online techniques we make it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life. Scientifica...
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I'd add that it's not just about watching - it's about learning how to regulate your emotional state. Just sitting watching feelings isn't always the best thing - it's about allowing and accepting.

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Thoughts Are Not Facts | Mindful

Thoughts Are Not Facts | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
The bottom line: Thoughts simply aren’t facts, they are mental events that pop up in the mind and are dependent on our mood.
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Learning to change your relationship to your thinking is one of the key aims of MBCT.

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Mark Williams on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - YouTube

Mark Williams talks about mindfulness meditation as an alternative treatment for depression.
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Bringing Mindfulness to Orlando

Bringing Mindfulness to Orlando | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
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Free Introduction to Mindfulness, Tuesday, 6th January 2015 from 7-9pm at The Center in Orlando.  This free introduction will give you an overview of the course, aims and benefits of practising mindfulness if you're curious to find out more. Please see attached flyer for details. The course meets Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness in the UK.  Booking is required and space is limited. To book your place you can contact 321-445-1268 or email info@bemindfuluk.com or online at www.orlandomindfulness.com

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Helping Children Learn Mindfulness

Helping Children Learn Mindfulness | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Teaching children mindfulness not only helps them behave better, it’s a skill that serves them all through life. The most effective way to teach inner peace is to model it. Make “finding quiet moments” a family affair, and everyone will benefit.
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Teaching children mindfulness not only helps them behave better, it’s a skill that serves them all through life.
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Harvard Scientists Have Good News for People Who Meditate - Mic

Harvard Scientists Have Good News for People Who Meditate - Mic | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
New research shows the true power of meditation.
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