The Benefits of Meditation: Improving Focus and Concentration with Mindfulness Meditation

In our stressed out and busy world, it’s hard to even have time for meals, much less time to meditate. But here’s the good news: you can spend just ten minutes a day practicing mindfulness meditation and still enjoy its benefits. Adam Moore and his colleagues at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK found…

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The Benefits of Mindfulness – How Mindfulness Can Help Prevent the Relapse of Depression

The dread of relapse is one of the most insidious things associated with major depression. If you’ve ever been depressed, you know it’s a place you don’t ever want to go to again. Yet people are often on pins and needles, worrying and waiting for the anchor of depression to come back. But it doesn’t…

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: Tara Brach on Self-Compassion

In only one hour, we found a key source of suffering. Tara Brach kicked off our mindfulness series this week, and her wise words about the agony of self-judgment resonated. She also told us why we need to show patients the goodness in themselves. You added to her ideas on the comment board by sharing…

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How Mindfulness Works to Regulate Emotion in Your Brain

If you’ve ever felt too depressed to solve a problem, it might be because your brain is having a hard time regulating your emotions. One solution? Mindfulness training. Zindel Segal, PhD and his colleagues at the University of Toronto were curious to see whether mindfulness training could alter the experience of emotions, particularly sadness. They…

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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion – How to Become Who You Want to Be

“I’m not as good as I should be.” It’s a common refrain from many of our patients. Helping them trade self-judgment for self-compassion is an essential first step in creating real change. Watch below as Tara Brach, PhD talks more about this and what needs to be in place before we can become truly free…

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Can self-compassion improve through mindfulness?

You shouldn’t kick yourself when you’re down . . . . . . but sometimes it’s hard not to. Even if we’re compassionate toward others, we can still be our own worst critics. Mindfulness meditation really works. And self-compassion is one of its key benefits. Kristen Neff, PhD, from the University of Texas-Austin, and Christopher…

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