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Mindfulness & Self Compassion can help you to be more present, live more, love more, laugh more.
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An evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat Zinn talks about the life-changing benefits of mindfulness at an Action for Happiness event in London on 28 March 2013 www.actionforhappiness.org. ...
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Let It Be: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Let It Be: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Depression | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Anxiety tells you everything you feel is serious. Depression paints everything in black and white. Together, they skew perceptions. Mindfulness can help.
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Mindfulness Gives Response Ability - mindfulness for anxiety - meditation Centre Mindfulness training

Mindfulness Gives Response Ability - mindfulness for anxiety - meditation Centre Mindfulness training | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
When we hear the word responsibility we often think someone means blame or fault. So why do we fail to manage anxiety and how mindfulness is different?
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Jon Kabat-Zinn: We Are An Underdeveloped Country

Bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about what mindfulness means to him personally, and argues that the United States is an "underdeveloped" country when...
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5 Phrases to Help You Cultivate Calm in a Chaotic World

5 Phrases to Help You Cultivate Calm in a Chaotic World | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
So many of us live in a constant state of reactivity and uneasiness, trying to control things that are far outside our control. But what if there could be an alternative?
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Exercising Your Brain May Improve Your Life

Exercising Your Brain May Improve Your Life | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindfulness can remodel your brain physically, leading to less stress and more resilience. (http://t.co/hTYK8S4OgC)
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20: The Benefits Of Mindfulness

20: The Benefits Of Mindfulness | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is an attitude that we can adopt into our daily life. Although it can be practiced formally it can also be experienced in everything that we do, say and think. Mindfulness practice does...
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Life is a Battlefield - How Mindfulness Courses Can Help - BemindfulUK l meditation Centre uk for Mindfulness training

Life is a Battlefield - How Mindfulness Courses Can Help - BemindfulUK l meditation Centre uk for Mindfulness training | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
With mindfulness courses, you will learn to identify the internal struggles and you apply a different way of relating to them.
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Susan Taylor's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:36 PM

You start with the WHY's...Why me? Why now? Why is all of this happening?  You move to the WHEN's...When will things get better?  When will things be different?  When will it all end?  "Wrestling with our thoughts and feelings can be likened to a war within ourselves."

 

So if life feels like a battlefield, mindfulness can help you to get out of your own way.  Through mindfulness, you can learn to observe your thoughts differently.  And in doing so, it becomes easier to change the relationship you have with those thoughts. 

 

It's true that mindfulness practice is not some miraculous quick fix.  Yet over time, "you will learn to identify the internal struggles – the thoughts, language, feelings and strategies you currently use and apply a different way of relating to them."

 

Instead of fighting your own personal war, why not instead become the skillful observer of it?

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Learning to Urge Surf with Mindfulness - BemindfulUK l meditation Centre uk

Learning to Urge Surf with Mindfulness - BemindfulUK l meditation Centre uk | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Mindfulness for Everyday Living Urge Surfing with Mindfulness. Aim: To experience cravings / urges in a different way by observing and accepting them during their natural duration...
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Mother's Exercise May Boost Baby's Brain

Mother's Exercise May Boost Baby's Brain | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
A growing scientific consensus suggests that the benefits of exercise can begin to accumulate even before someone is born.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:25 PM

The research is in about excercise and its impact on our brain. Just another piece of the puzzle about the impact of exercise and its importance throughout our lives.

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Mindfulness Matters

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Life is busy. Juggling personal, professional with family ambitions can begin to feel like you are stretched too thin to keep a balance.
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» The New Science of Smiling (It’s More Powerful than You Think) - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» The New Science of Smiling (It’s More Powerful than You Think) - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
There is strong evidence that shows that smiling more and even laughing not only creates positive activity in the brain, but makes us happier and positively affects those around us.
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» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology

» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
I’ve written much about the benefits of meditation, from stress management to mood stability, from increased creativity to breakthroughs in psychotherapy.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:49 PM

Even little bits spread throughout the day make a difference.

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering by ...

Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering by ... | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity.
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Paul Gilbert: How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

Author and therapist Paul Gilbert explores how awareness of how our own minds work can help break negative thought patterns and help us to become more compassionate.
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Brain-Computer Interface: Can Mindfulness Re-Open Pathways in ...

Brain-Computer Interface: Can Mindfulness Re-Open Pathways in ... | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindfulness may make it easier to use brain-computer interfaces. Here's some research.
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Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes - The Mind Unleashed

Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes - The Mind Unleashed | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
By: Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease, Guest Contributor, TheMindUnleashed With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousnessRead More...
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Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Physical Pain by 90 Percent, Week Two of Our Course Shows You How

Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Physical Pain by 90 Percent, Week Two of Our Course Shows You How | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Pain creates tension in the body, which feeds back into the brain, which responds by turning up the 'volume' on its pain amplifiers, creating even more suffering.
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» Mindfulness: Hollywood Takes Notice - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» Mindfulness: Hollywood Takes Notice - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindfulness has not only exploded, but now hollywood has taken notice and it is featured in a new movie appropriate titled "The Mindfulness Movie." (RT @Mindful_Living: Mindfulness: Hollywood Takes Notice | Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
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Compassion Cultivation Training: Read How One Teacher Is ...

Compassion Cultivation Training: Read How One Teacher Is ... | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, ...
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New MBCT Courses Starting January 2014

New MBCT Courses Starting January 2014 | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Contact: tel: 01527 853424 / 0794 880 1229 Event Dates: Stratford upon Avon – Starts 15/01/2014 ends 05/03/2014 2 hours per week for 8 consecutive weeks every Wednesday from 19:00 – 21:00 Location: Lifeways 30 Albany Road Stratford upon Avon...
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Learning to Urge Surf with Mindfulness - BemindfulUK l meditation Centre uk

Learning to Urge Surf with Mindfulness - BemindfulUK l meditation Centre uk | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Urge Surfing with Mindfulness. Aim: To experience cravings / urges in a different way by observing and accepting them during their natural duration.
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Meditation May Slow Brain Aging

Meditation May Slow Brain Aging | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Cognitive decline does not have to be an inevitable part of growing older. Now research reports meditation may help prevent brain aging and improve brain function.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn: Compassion and Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Compassion and Mindfulness | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Jon Kabat-Zinn tells us why being mindful can help us unlock our compassionate side. This was part of a talk put on by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Cen... ("@barbs55: 'Who we already are is compassionate' Jon Kabat-Zinn.
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You Need to Wake Up!

You Need to Wake Up! | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Because when you are mindful, you are aware that you have choices. You can choose the words you use. You can choose the actions you take.
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