Mindfulness Meditation – A New Way to Handle Fear

What are you afraid of? For some of us, answering this question can be difficult – and it’s not because we don’t have fears . . . . . . it’s because we don’t want to face them. And it makes sense – facing down what we fear can feel utterly terrifying. But Jack Kornfield,…

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Strengthen Relationships?

Being “good” at relationships doesn’t just happen – we often have to work at it . . . and one trait that can strengthen relationships is empathy. So how do we cultivate it in our patients and ourselves, and how does mindfulness meditation fit in? Jennifer Mascaro, PhD and her colleagues at Emory University wanted…

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How Mindfulness Meditation Could Improve Balance and Coordination

Maybe you’ve been here before: Late for a meeting, rushing up a flight of stairs, cup of coffee in one hand and a folder in the other . . . . . . and your foot catches something. You sprawl on the stairs, and you’ve got to spend the rest of the day with coffee-soaked…

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Mindfulness Technology Part 2: More Mindfulness Apps for Your Patients

This might strike you as a bit odd at first – to be honest, it did me too – but technology can be your ally when it comes to meditation. Maybe you remember that I shared a handful of mindfulness apps a short while back – applications that could aid in your patients’ (or your…

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The Healing Effect of Mindfulness – Working through Painful Emotions

Emotional upheaval affects every one of us at some time or another . . . but how we respond to it can be the key to genuine healing. Many of our patients just want it done and over with – they want a quick solution that will stop the hurting and help them feel good…

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Mindfulness Meditation for Multitaskers

Multitasking can seem like a necessary evil for many people. But can mindfulness meditation ease its stressful effects? A group of researchers at the University of Washington say yes. David Levy, PhD and his colleagues wanted to see how meditation training would affect the multitasking behavior of office workers, so they tested three groups of…

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