Jon Kabat-Zinn

Buddhist insight meditation (Vipassanā) and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction”: an example of dedifferentiation of religion and medicine?

(2017). Buddhist insight meditation (Vipassanā) and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction”: an example of dedifferentiation of …

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The Key To How AI Can Help Us Be Healthier

Can AI make us healthier, happier, better? That’s the question on everyone’s minds these days. If engineers continue to program AI to take away our jobs and our need to utilize our capacity for deductive reasoning and common sense, then the answer is clearly NO. Human beings thrive on being …

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How Using Mindfulness for Depression Helps You Get Well

How can using mindfulness for depression help you recover? Well, mindfulness is about living in the now by taking notice of what’s around us and the …

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Jon Kabat-Zinn — Opening to Our Lives and a Science of Mindfulness

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Reflections on a Day of Mindful Practice

I am, by nature, a fairly restless sort of person. In fact, I’ve been told that even as a toddler, I was always busy.<p>That active temperament has …

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Practicing Mindfulness?

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they address the problem with the current trend of practicing mindfulness, from both a spiritual and scientific …

Mindfulness

What Happened When I Took a Vow of Silence

My heart is racing. An imaginary band tightens around my chest. I want to scream, but my mouth can’t produce sound. I want to run, but my feet feel …

Mind

The Essential Role of Mindfulness in Politics

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of modern day mindfulness offers thoughts on the role of mindfulness in American and international politics.

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Here’s What Mindfulness Is (and Isn’t) Good For

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice <i>can</i> really help with. By …

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Mindfulness Training for Teens Fails Important Test

A large trial in schools showed no evidence of benefits, and hints it could even cause problems

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The 5 Dangers Of Meditation

The Buddha talked about five potential dangers, or hindrances, you can face during meditation, even if you’re normally quite disciplined.<p>Here I’ll present them and give you some pathways out — so your meditations can be smooth and not necessarily easy, but easier:<p>Sluggishness. Buddhists call this …

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Books for Building a Mindful Habit

A few years ago, I was speaking to a friend who works for an investment bank. He told me that he felt run ragged and beaten and had decided to …

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Progressive Leaders: How to Reverse the 'Spiritual Blackout' That Trump Has Ushered into America

Click here for reuse options! A retreat for progressive leaders focused on the union of contemplative wisdom and political activism.Not many people …

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Science Confirms: Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Physical and Mental Health

The practice of meditation appeared way before modern medicine and scientists began to show interest in meditation as a form of healthcare. In more recent years, neuroscience researchers and neurophysiologists have gained interest in the practice as a means of healing. Now, meditation is not soely …

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Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

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How to Keep Your Anxiety from Ruining a Good Time

Why is it that when things go right, we find a way to undermine our successes or good fortune? We downplay the success or undercut our …

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Tory MP reveals secret to success - an hour long bath every morning

A Conservative MP has revealed that he kicks off the day with an hour long bath to "think about things."<p>Tim Loughton said that having a bath was like "going to the gym for the mind" as he co-hosted a mindfulness conference in Westminster.<p>The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham said 20 MPs from 15 …

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I spent 10 days using the popular mindfulness app Headspace — this is what it's like

Headspace is a startup with one simple goal: Make meditation accessible to everyone.<p>It does this through a smartphone app full of "guided meditations" — audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation.<p>Headspace's app is designed for the totally …

Meditation

I spent 10 days using the popular mindfulness app Headspace -- and wasn't convinced

You can come to Headspace with zero meditation experience -- In fact, it's probably better if you do.<p><i>Headspace</i><p>Headspace's first 10 sessions, which …

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'Way ahead of the curve': UK hosts first summit on mindful politics

Ministers to meditate with politicians from Israel, Sri Lanka and Sweden as part of event exploring benefits of mindfulness<p>British and Sri Lankan government ministers and an MP for Israel’s Likud party are among politicians from 15 countries due to meditate together at the House of Commons next …

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6 top mindfulness tools for creatives

For many designers and artists, the process of creating something can be a great way to escape from the world and focus the mind. However, that …

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Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?

The ubiquitous technique for relieving stress and pain has remarkably little scientific evidence backing it, a group of scientists contend

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Our obsession with mindfulness is based on limited scientific evidence

Mindfulness practices are promoted at major corporations like Google, offered as psychotherapy via the National Health Service in the UK, taught to about 6,000 school children in London, and widely studied across sub-disciplines of psychological science. And yet there’s still not even a consistent …

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Why boredom on the Hong Kong commute can be bad for your health, and how to beat it

The daily commutes most Hongkongers dismiss as boring are not a waste of time for journalist Katie Kwok – she uses those hours to come up with story …

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How mindful running can make you calmer and happier

Running, many runners insist, is what keeps them sane – a stress-busting, mind-calming, bliss-finding form of mobile meditation. So it was an unpleasant surprise for Mackenzie Havey, during one of the most stressful years of her life, to realize that her running was making things worse rather than …

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31 best sales books for leveling up your sales game

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett spends most of his day doing it.Bill Gates swears by it.Mark Cuban spends three hours of every day on it.There …

Success

Mindfulness was a key factor in Richmond's grand final victory

In a battle of two physically similar teams, emotional intelligence may be the reason the Tigers succeeded over the Crows in the grand final. As a …

Dustin Martin

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look At The Neuroscience Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

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Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

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Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice <i>can</i> really help with. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee …

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