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The Parents Guide to Teaching Mindfulness to Your Anxious Child - Stress Free Kids

The Parents Guide to Teaching Mindfulness to Your Anxious Child - Stress Free Kids | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Raising an anxious child brings an acute awareness to creating calm and mindful moments as we navigate parenting an anxious child.

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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, July 31, 2014 9:19 AM

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Unplug: Train your brain for mindfulness

Unplug: Train your brain for mindfulness | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Naturally, there’s only so much technology can do to solve your technology problems. To finish the job, you’ll need something far more mysterious and powerful: Your mind.

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Enhance Your Quality of Life Through Mindfulness

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A study showing that mindfulness meditation may help relieve chronic inflammation.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:34 PM

Mindfulness has become more mainstream as a way to enhance our quality of life.  Practicing mindfulness meditation not only helps to reduce stress; studies now show that it may also help to relieve chronic inflammation.

 

In past studies, "there has been little evidence to support benefits specific to mindfulness meditation practice".   So neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin wanted to "develop an intervention that was meant to produce positive change and compare the mindfulness approach to an intervention that was structurally equivalent".

 

The results? People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions not only experience symptom relief through mindfulness meditation...Turns out that a mindfulness-based approach is more effective than other activities that promote well-being.

 

 

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Build the Business of Your Dreams with Mindfulness, Meditation & Happiness

Build the Business of Your Dreams with Mindfulness, Meditation & Happiness | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and meditation are the essential keys to conscious creation in any aspect, but most importantly – in this case – your business.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, November 24, 2013 4:58 PM

Consciously creating anything can be summed up in just three words.  Feel Good Now.  That's the premise of Tharyn Taylor who writes that mindfulness, meditation and happiness are the "essential keys to conscious creation" in your business (or in any part of your life, for that matter).

 

How to achieve conscious business creation?  Mr. Taylor shares three simple steps:

 

(1)  Keep it simple.  Mindfulness is the “quality or state of being conscious or aware of something”. Meditation is the practice by which you strengthen concentration and is directly linked to an increased sense of mindfulness. Feeling good has a direct link to creating better future experiences.

(2) The formula.  Meditation + Mindfulness + Feel Good Now.  Know it.  Do it.  It's not easy -- especially continuing a habit of feeling good in each present moment.  But if you continue to practice, it's "worth every once of effort".

(3) Leverage every advantage.  A wise business person leverages every known advantage in their business in order to grow.  This includes believing (and practicing) that mindfulness, meditation, and feeling good are fundamental keys to your success.

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In Spite of & Because of the Stress - It's A Mindfulness Revolution

In Spite of & Because of the Stress - It's A Mindfulness Revolution | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Economic insecurity. A broken health care system. Youth violence. Congressman Tim Ryan explains how mindfulness can help.

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If Life Feels Like a Battlefield, Mindfulness Can Help

If Life Feels Like a Battlefield, Mindfulness Can Help | Mindfulness | 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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Mindfulness Meditation Causes Molecular Changes in the Body

Mindfulness Meditation Causes Molecular Changes in the Body | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
A collaborative study from France, Spain and Wisconsin is the first to show molecular changes in the body occurring following a period mindfulness meditation.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:58 PM

Meditation.  We are constantly reminded about the benefits of mindfulness to our emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.  Now we can add a physical element to that list.

 

"A collaborative study conducted by researchers from France, Spain and Wisconsin is the first to show molecular changes in the body occurring following a period mindfulness meditation." 

 

Of two groups -- one engaged in focused mindfulness practice -- the other engaged in quiet non-meditative activity -- the study revealed that after just 8 hours of practice, the mindfulness meditators showed a "range of genetic and molecular differences".  And these differences were observed only in the meditators.

 

Yet another valuable reason to cultivate calmness of mind.

 

 

 

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Intro to Mindfulness 7: MBCT

Introduction to Mindfulness: An overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, July 31, 2014 9:24 AM

I really appreciate that he's pointed out that MBCT is a specific training and not just a blending of Mindfulness & CBT.